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11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This year marks the decade since the adoption of the United Nations resolution on science, technology and innovation. It states that full and equal access and participation of women and girls of all ages in science, technology and innovation are imperative to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls in these areas.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on 11 February, with the aim of encouraging them to engage in science and to build their careers in the field of scientific research.

In the report of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, it is stated that in 2022, the number of female employees in the science and technology sector amounted to 52% and that growth was recorded compared to the previous two years. A similar percentage of female scientists was recorded in Serbia, which places our country in third place in Europe in terms of gender equality in this field.

International organizations for standardization, ISO ( and IEC (, pay special attention to the inclusion of women in standardization activities. The Institute for Standardization of Serbia also proudly highlights the great contribution of women of all generations and professions in the development of national standards.