SBA Research for more Awareness: Women in Science & Cybersecurity
SBA Research wants to create more attention for two very important topics: support women and girls in science and to sharpen the awareness of all people concerning cyber risks, for a safer usage of new technologies. So let’s change the world together, starting with stronger awareness!
Today, Tuesday February 11th, 2020 we celebrate two days:
“International Day of Women and Girls in Science” and the “Safer Internet Day”!
International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.
At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30% of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3%), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5%) and in engineering, manufacturing and construction (8%).
Happy Safer Internet Day!
Digital technologies provide you with a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying, disinformation, exposure to potentially harmful content and predatory behaviours, to quote but a few.