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International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021: Activities around the world reported by the CWM Ambassadors

"Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19" - celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in Maroua on February, 10.
We are going to celebrate it in person while respecting the barrier measures against COVID 19. The number of participants is limited.

A journey through the natural and mathematical sciences with female
PhD students, University of Potsdam, Germany. See here.

The Indonesian Mathematical Society (IndoMS) together with Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Sriwijaya in Indonesia will organize the Webinar on Service Community with the theme of Ethnomathematics and Ethno-informatics by online meeting on Saturday, 20 February 2021, at 09.00-12.00 at Western Indonesia time (in the Indonesian language). Link to join the event.

In Cagliari: we are organizing an online event for Mathematics at the University of Cagliari in Italy on February 11th dedicated to the students of secondary schools all over the region of Sardinia. In a few words, we proposed a competition between groups of 5 students (60% female). Each group, led by a girl, challenges the others with a presentation on a female mathematician or a mathematical topic of their choice. On February 11th, the students will present their work and the best group will get a prize. More details here

In Turin: for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on 11 February 2021 at the Politecnico of Turin, Italy. Female PhD students and postdoc researchers will introduce their research work in the fields of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Data Sciences.  Link to join the event:  Password: IDWGS

WoNIMS  is also going to organize a mini webinar on this day especially for undergrad girls, and promote them in mathematics studies through participation and communication. More details here

To show our appreciation to our female colleagues,  on the occasion of 11 February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science students and collaborators, the IDUN project has prepared a short video.. Have a look and share it to acknowledge the efforts of women scientists worldwide!
The IDUN project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is named after the mathematician Idun Reiten, the first woman professor at the Faculty

On Wednesday, February 11th, 2021 at 2 pm EST, the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC), the Panamanian Foundation for the Promotion of Mathematics (FUNDAPROMAT) and the Panama Pod of 500 Women Scientists are organizing a special event, which is free and open to the general public, to commemorate this special day. Our invited speakers are three female scientists Eugenia Rodriguez, Marleny Vargas and Argentina Ying. The event will be held in Spanish. Registration link

We are celebrating the IDWGS by organizing a seminar concerning the best ways of teaching and communicating Mathematics. We will keep this first meeting inside our small Google Group of Romanian Women in Mathematics (RWM) which has 27 members. We decided to have a meeting on 11 February which will have two parts. The first part contains 2 talks given by two of our members + free discussions on the online teaching of Mathematics. The second part is devoted to making decisions concerning the organization of this seminar in a regular basis.

South Africa
To celebrate the IDWGS day, AIMS House of Science will be hosting a webinar - Après-Lunch with the Mathematical Scientist - on the 11th February 2021, at 2:45pm SAST. The webinar aims to provide a platform for graduate students to engage with esteemed mathematical scientists/role models in academia/industry and other sectors. Registration link

Women in Mathematics Webinar:  An opportunity to discuss and promote the work of women and non-binary people in maths, University of Leeds, England. Thursday 11TH(PM) & Friday 12TH(AM) February 2021  Registration link