International Science Council deplores the exclusion of women from university education in Afghanistan and urges the Afghan authorities to reverse their decision

The International Science Council is the global organization bringing together scientific academies, disciplinary bodies in the natural and social sciences and other scientific organizations. It is deeply committed to equality of opportunity in access to education and participation in the scientific endeavour. This commitment to equity eschews difference on the basis of sex or gender.


Celebrating women and girls who are leading the way in science and innovation

Join us in celebrating today the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day dedicated to remarkable women and girls around the world who are inventing the future and making the world a better place through the power of science. Female scientists who go beyond any barrier, forge new scientific paths and are at the forefront of achieving a much-needed gender equality in science.


The scientists saving Malawi’s crops

Grief can set alight passion – so when Elizabeth’s father died, she was spurred on a mission to address an alternative to chemical pesticide use. Her work into sensory repellents against Malawi’s prominent pest, the diamondback moth, could provide much-needed scalable solutions to food security.


woman scientist in the field
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