Citizens feel sorry that Las Palmas City Council did not celebrate Women’s Day in Science
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February 10 (EFE). – Citizen spokesperson for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lydia Caceres, expressed his regret that “the trio did not organize any activities to celebrate the International Women and Girls in Science Day”, which takes place every February 11th.
“This shows that as far as equality is concerned, the only thing that moves the government group is sectarianism,” he said in a statement, “because they” only defend some feminism, ideology and obvious political bias. “
Cáceres declared that, for this reason, “we will present a proposal at the next plenary session of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to participate and collaborate every year, as far as possible, in actions relating to February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.
In her proposal, the spokeswoman for the Orange Party included that “positive images of professional women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM acronym) are being promoted, in addition to” publishing references in this area, creating spaces where they are the heroes of their testimony. ” We must strengthen awareness-raising measures that make it possible to appreciate the contribution of women to scientific and human progress. “
The initiative also includes “establishing links with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Foundation of the University of Las Palmas”, with the aim of “launching an annual cycle of talks and visits by professors, students and professionals from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors for municipal schools”, “to encourage and enhance the talents of boys.” And girls in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. “
“The gender gap in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors has persisted for years all over the world,” Caceres noted.
Despite the fact that the participation of women in top jobs has increased dramatically, “they are still underrepresented in these fields”. EFE