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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February 2024

This is a yearly celebration of the achievements and contributions of women and girls around the world, in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

It is a day dedicated to promoting gender equality in STEM fields and encouraging more women and girls to pursue careers in science and technology. It aims to break down barriers and stereotypes that have historically limited the participation of women in these fields.

This date was chosen to honour the birthday of Marie Curie, a pioneering physicist and chemist who made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of radioactivity and nuclear physics and who remains an inspirational figure for women in science.

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