By Tariro kambeu
Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights(ZLHR) held an International Day Of women And Girls in Science on Thursday, which supports the participation of women and Girls In Science.
In a press statement ZLHR, said the International Day Of Women And Girls in science which is commemorated every year aims to underline critical role played by Women and Girls in Scientific advancement across the globe.
The statement added that State and non State actors to implement Policies and mechanism to support the participation of Women and Girls in Science.
“It is an opportunity for nations to reinforce their commitment to address the gender disparities in science related industries, said Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights (ZLHR).
” The International Day Of Women And Girls In Science runs under the theme,”Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19″, the theme points to the role played by women in different stages of the fight against COVID-19 from advancing knowledge, developing techniques for testing and developing a vaccine”, reads the statement.
ZLHR said government must take steps to promote education as required by section 75 of the constitution, develop comprehensive plans to address the gender disproportionality in related fields.
The statement highlighted that school Authorities do not undermine the ability of women and girls to persure further studies in STEM related subjects by withholding their academic results and promote higher and tertiary education for women and girls so that they persive in scientific industries.
” This year edition of International Day Of Women and Girls in Science is its 6th iteration and it aims to highlight the need for equality in Science to ensure the attainment of Internationally agreed development goals such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” said ZLHR.
Zimbabwe Lawyers of Human Rights highlited that government is reminded of its obligation under section 27(2) of the constitution which requires it to take measures to ensure that girls are afforded equal opportunities as boys to obtain education at all levels and government should ensure that schools are adequately equipped.