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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL RESEARCH - Vol. II, n 3 (Special Issue), February, 2016 (1st Int. Day for W.G.S)

Pages: 179-182

Date of Publication: 28-Feb-2016

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From Dream to Reality!

Author: Ms. Rola Dahlan (Secretary General of RASIT Women in Science International League)

Category: Sp Iss: Medical Health Professions in Morocco


On December 22nd 2015, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a groundbreaking resolution to establish an annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This resolution demonstrates the commitment of Member States to achieving gender equality for women in science which remains a major challenge. Inequality hinders the capacity of nations to unlock the full transformative contribution which women in science can make to our world. The dream was an idea that originated at the Inaugural World Women's Health and Development Forum in February of 2015. The idea of the Forum was developed and brought to fruition by Her Royal Highness, Princess Dr. Nisreen El Hashemite, Executive Director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT).....

Keywords: Annual, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, RASIT