SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN. Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma At “Conference on Women in Science” Alexandria October 23-24, 2007. Women Enrich S & T.
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Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma
“Conference on Women in Science”
October 23-24, 2007
“Voices that are silenced or ignored, for whatever reason, represent not only an injustice but also a valuable resource that has been wasted, a tragic waste of human capital”
James Padilla, Ford Motor Company (2005)
It is to be ensured that a people centric sustainable development ensures women’s equal access to science & technology, education, training, economic resources, information, communication and marketing.
What we need is…. nations can be strengthened through greater participation of women.
A critical mass of scientists, engineers, educators, health and agriculture professionals, technicians covering a wide spectrum of S&T are needed.
Utilization of the talents of women should not be viewed only from the perspective of gender equity. It must be understood that full involvement of women in scientific and technological efforts is today essential for rapid economic development and sustainable happiness.
Many events and activities world over have drawn the attention of UN bodies, Governments, NGOs, academies and many others.
Coordination and collaboration between organisations such as TWOWS, TWAS, UNESCO, UNSCED, OECD, IAC and IAP
Beijing Declaration of the Fourth World Conference on Women described gender equality beautifully as “an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (United Nations 1995)
Beijing Declaration adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women (Sept. 4-15, 1995) attended by 189 countries – reflected a new International commitment to achieve the goals of:
Other International Initiatives Women (Sept. 4-15, 1995) attended by 189 countries – reflected a new International commitment to achieve the goals of:
UNU-IAS produced a report entitled “Revisiting Women’s Participation in Science & Technology: Emerging Challenges and Agenda for Reform” – October 2005
Three principal themes presented in this report are: examples of effective and successful projects already implemented, prepare a set of actionable recommendations addressing science and engineering academics of the world.
Global Capacity Building issues such as:
(Times of India : 20.09.2006)
The president and council of the academy commit to full inclusion of women in science and technology. The academy will:
The science community can only change if the elite sets the example.
OTHER ISSUES supports and evaluates
Gender Revolution in S&T knowledge-based society with full involvement of women scientists and technologists; create a strong sustainable science & technology base which will affect all the social levels. This intellectual capital of half of the human resource on the planet Earth should be an integral part of the accelerated S&T drive towards progress, peace and happiness of humanity.
French physics Olympiad winning team
“When a man is educated, an individual is educated, when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated”
Thank you! a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated”