International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual UN observance day highlighting the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) around the world and advocating for their equal access to, and leadership in, such fields.
Along with our partner organizations in the UN family and global health ecosystem, IVI strongly believes in the importance of gender equality in achieving global goals, including SDG 3, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Gender equality is a critical factor in how we work and what we work toward beyond our walls. Every February 11, IVI aims to raise awareness of women’s contributions in scientific research and development while demonstrating the impact of Gender Equality on the improvement of global health outcomes and opportunities for all.
This year, we joined forces with the embassies of Sweden and Germany in the Republic of Korea (IVI’s host country) along with some of IVI’s own scientists and collaborators to celebrate Women in Vaccines and their scientific contributions. We applaud their dedication and commitment to improving global health by preventing the spread of viruses and infectious diseases.