Feb 11 2019 14:15
Bakhtiyar Hasanov
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world must do more to change workplace culture so that girls who dream of being scientists, engineers and mathematicians can enjoy fulfilling careers in those fields. "Let's ensure that every girl, everywhere, has the opportunity to realize her dreams, grow into her power and contribute to a sustainable future for all," Guterres said in a message on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11.

 “Skills in science, technology, engineering and math drive innovation and are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Women and girls are vital in all these areas. Yet they remain woefully under-represented. Gender stereotypes, a lack of visible role models and unsupportive or even hostile policies and environments can keep them from pursuing these careers.  The world cannot afford to miss out on the contributions of half our population. We need concerted efforts to overcome these obstacles. We must tackle misconceptions about girls’ abilities. We must promote access to learning opportunities for women and girls, particularly in rural areas. And we must do more to change workplace culture so that girls who dream of being scientists, engineers and mathematicians can enjoy fulfilling careers in these fields. Let us ensure that every girl, everywhere, has the opportunity to realize her dreams, grow into her power and contribute to a sustainable future for all,” Guterres said.

The Government of Azerbaijan actively undertakes measures to distribute opportunities equitably and to support the equal and balanced participation of women and men in public and social life. Specific budgetary allocations have been made to ensure a steady increase in the gender mainstreaming process and all State programs and services committed to ensure gender equality at all levels and all spheres.

The country is working to ensure more girls pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The country actively supports the development and implementation of specific programs, projects and activities aimed at improving the enjoyment by women and girls of their fundamental human rights.

Calling for the implementation and reinforcement of international initiatives and conventions on women rights, Azerbaijan also commits to do everything it can to ensure a safe future for women.

 


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