A new institutional declaration to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in scientific research activities
February 17, 2022

The Council of Ministers approved an institutional declaration on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated every year on 11 February to remember the fundamental role of women and girls in science and to promote their full and equal participation in science, ensuring that they are also the beneficiaries of scientific research and the agents of change in research, development and innovation.

According to the declaration, Spain is currently a leading country in terms of progress in gender equality, as a result of the many relevant laws and public policies it has implemented in recent years to combat discrimination and inequality. And Spain has been a strong advocate of the inclusion of equality in sectoral policies at European level.

The institutional declaration adopted by the Government emphasises the elimination of the gender gap in all areas of science and innovation as a top priority. To achieve this, the government is working on three challenges: attracting more girls and young women to STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); improving the working conditions of female researchers; and ensuring inclusive science and innovation, taking into account the characteristics of the needs of women and men.

Spain has been working hard to become a more prosperous, green, fair, just and feminist country.