Today marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why is it important to celebrate this day? Because full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls has not been yet achieved: according to UNESCO, less than 30% of scientific and technological researchers are women.
We want to celebrate this International day through the words of Anna:
“I’m Anna, I’m 22 years old. I was born with HIV. I have to deal with this infection since the day I was born, and only after many years I have begun to accept it. People who love me, helped me to understand that my infection does not define me – there is more to me beyond this infection! I’m now studying at University in order to undertake scientific research to help in the fight against HIV”.