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On International Women’s Day, IAEA Celebrates the Role of Women in the Technical Cooperation Programme

As part of an ongoing project, the IAEA has organized a series of workshops, entitled ‘Future Nuclear Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean,’ to identify, support and empower young professionals in the field. (Photo: R.S. Aledo/IAEA)

International Women’s Day 2020, celebrated on 8 March, is rallying the efforts of gender champions around the world under the theme, ‘An equal world is an enabled world.’

The IAEA is taking concrete action to include gender-related considerations in the design and implementation of its technical cooperation (TC) programme.

Over the past twelve months, the programme has supported the launch of new women’s health initiatives, increased engagement with young girls at the secondary education level and continued efforts to ensure that female experts and trainees benefit equally from the TC programme.

To ensure that the IAEA and national technical institutions benefit from the contribution of qualified female professionals,  the technical cooperation programme is encouraging young girls to engage with nuclear science at secondary and tertiary school levels.

For more information about the IAEA’s gender mainstreaming efforts, visit the dedicated page.

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