“…“Girls' and women's access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) cannot be envisaged when girls and women remain the majority of out-of-school children, youth and illiterate adults. This gap throws a shadow over entire societies, as no country can move forward with only half its creativity, energy, and dreams,” she added.
Based on a study conducted in 14 countries, the United Nations estimates that the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and Doctor's degree in science-related field are 18, eight and two per cent respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37, 18 and six per cent.
“Gender equality is a global priority at UNESCO, and promoting women and girls in science stands at the heart of this action, through a range of initiatives,” noted Ms. Bokova, inviting all partners and Governments to redouble efforts to empower girls and women through and in science, as a foundation to take forward the 2030 Agenda…”
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Herbert (Bert) Knabe Jr. is a blogger specializing in online security, privacy and intellectual property. He has long been a fan of Apple computers and occasionally writes on their products. Online since the mid '80s, he has been blogging on a variety of topics including U.S. policy and online privacy/security since 2005.
He has twenty years experience in the newspaper industry, initially as a production artist, then as a computer technician supporting content producers. This experience gives him a strong understanding of graphic production for print and web.
Photography has long been a passion of Bert's, and he was honored to have a photo included in the PDF version of the 2011 Plus One Collection. He specializes in cell and smart phone photography.
Bert lives and goes to church in Lubbock, Texas with his wife of twenty+ years and their five children.
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