Last Updated on 10 February 2024 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024: It is an international event observed annually which aims at strengthening status of females in the field of science and technology. Celebration of any such day like this is in making everyone aware and urging everyone to contribute for the same.
Obviously, Gender inequality has always been a major concern for all the biggest organizations of the world including UNESCO, as this is one of the biggest barrier on the way of sustainable development (including internationally agreed goals to be completed by 2030). And thus, it is the priority for the entire globe.
Key Points on International Day of Women and Girls in Science
- International Day of Women and Girl in Science is celebrated annually on 11th February.
- This day highlights the work to be done towards enhancing equal status to women in the field of science. Because women always had a key role in development, thus the lagging behind status of women needs to be uplifted.
- The UN General Assembly on 22 December 2015 decided to establish International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
- The theme of International day of women and girls in science is ‘Women fighters at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19’.
- Knowledge about Tatvgyan from Saint Rampal ji Maharaj can be the key to change society’s point of view about gender inequality.
- His devotees revealed that True Spiritual Knowledge or Tatvagyan revealed through Saint Rampal ji’s discourses are the basis of such a big change in them at personal levels.
- To establish peace and growth at international levels, it is high time for us to go into the refuge of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj, who has got 100% success rate in promoting equality into the society.
- Sat Bhakti or True Devotion is the solution to every sort of problem.
What Is International Day of Women and Girls in Science?
It is an international event celebrated by default annually on 11th February. The main focus of this day is to make awareness about bringing in capable female human resource into the limelight and providing equal opportunities to them in the area of science and technology.
From the ancient time, our society has been a male dominant society in every aspect but since the time women took charge of the responsibility in almost every field, our graph for development has always been found to be rising. Therefore arising a need to educate and empower women for the good.
What Is the Theme of International Day of Women and Girls in Science?
This year’s theme is ‘Women and Girls in Science Leadership, a New Era for Sustainability‘. And is purely dedicated to highlight the women power in service during the pandemic and still existing the gender gap between men and women. Women have given huge contributions into the field of research, public health, vaccination, treatments and been on the front face in the form of scientists, health workers etc.
Inspite of all this, gap in technology holds womens back. According to a report by UNESCO, 33 percent of the researchers are women, despite of the fact that they represent 45 to 55 percent at bachelor’s and master’s level during study. It means there has been a decline in the percentage of female research workers which is a huge concern.
What Is the History of International Day of Women and Girls in Science?
This day was first established on 22 December 2015 by the UN General Assembly by passing a resolution named A/RES/70/212. Later it was decided by UNESCO and UN Womens in collaborations with civil society partners and other institutions to celebrate it on 11th February so as to encourage womens and girls in the fiels of science. This year it is going to be 6th Assembly of the event.
What Is Done on International Day of Women and Girls in Science?
This year post Covid, celebrations will be somewhat different. The 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly is organized virtually by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), and Permanent Missions of Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Hungary, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia to the United Nations and co-sponsored by Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Montenegro and San Marino to the United Nations, as well as the African Union, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the World Intellectuals Property Organization (WIPO).
The theme for the 6th Assembly will be “Beyond the Borders: Equality in Science for Society” which lays its emphasis on the impact of social aspects from society on science and technology and further innovation, so as to grow overall sustainable development around the globe. Along with that the assembly will also promote and discuss “How to Drive Innovative Economy in the Post-COVID Era”. Along with this a dedicated hashtag #WomenInScience is also made trending on twitter so as generate awareness amongst the people. Major highlighted focus points of the assembly are:-
- Aligning Science with the Innovation Economy
- Water Economics for Inclusive Innovative Green Growth
- Women in Science for the Oceans: Celebrating the beginning of the Oceans Decade
- Creativity of Science for Reviving Economy: Celebrating the International Year for Creative Economy
- Women in Science and Diplomacy: Celebrating the International Year of Peace & Trust.
There is huge gap between theoritical and practical aspects when it comes to eradication of gender discrimination. A lot of females still face discrimination on the same ground. Thus, to make this event successful, there is a need to change the society’s mindset about giving equal status to men and women on every ground.
Knowledge About Tatvagyan Is the Key for the Change
Whether it is science and technology or taking dowry, gender inequality has their roots fabricated everywhere into the minds of people. But admist of these a successful movement against every sort of discrimination has started to evolve out under the leadership of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. He says that humanity is our religion.
Our Race is Living Being, Mankind is our religion,
Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, there is no separate religion
He reveals the True Spiritual Knowledge (Tatvgyan) through His discourses and after getting through it, one gets to know that we all are the souls of a single Supreme God Kabir. And thus there is no question left for any such discrimination. And upon gaining the knowledge one gets to know that the main goal of this human life is not gender discrimination, but its salvation. And in doing such things one only accumulates sins throughout their life. Hence useless. Supreme God Kabir says:-
Manush janam paye kar jo nahi rate Hari Naam |
Jaise kuua jal bina fir banwaya kya kaam ||
Sat Bhakti or True Devotion Is the Solution
Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has been successfully demonstrating through His disciples that after attainment of the True Spiritual Knowledge or Tatvagyan and doing Sat Bhakti(True Devotion) in accordance with Holy Geeta ji chapter 17 verse 23, one gets all the benefits he wishes for. And He has also laid successful strong foundations of a society that promotes equality among people, as they consider each and everyone equal into the eyes of our father Supreme God Kabir on all grounds. Hence upon examining this, one need not to waste his time and take Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj to be a part of such a promising society.