International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February

To mark this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we bring you the story of Katherine Jin – a young female scientist and how her scientific invention helps safeguard health workers.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on 11 February, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened. The celebration is led by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that promote women and girls’ access to and participation in science.