2019 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Monday, 11 February 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The panel will discuss the main space related challenges for women and girls and gender equality as well as existing and potential solutions as well as the ongoing UN efforts to address these challenges. The discussion should feed the development of the UNOOSA Space4Women project, a gender sensitive program of UNOOSA with a gender sensitive outcome and to:

  • Communicate the opportunities of STEM education and facilitate access to the space sector education as well the space sector itself
  • Provide policy-relevant advice, knowledge management and evidence-based awareness raising, research and data to institutions and governments on “Space for Women” and “Women for Space”
  • Facilite capacity-building / training of individuals on access to and use of space-technology in order to train, generate skills and foster knowledge
  • Promoting a mentoring platform on ‘Space for Women’ for advocacy and awareness raising purposes
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