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Infographic April 19, 2021

Infographic: The Equality Equation: Advancing the Participation of Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


  • A new report provides a rich review of global patterns of gender gaps in learning along the path to tertiary education, focusing on STEM.
  • It distills a large body of evidence that shows that stereotypes and biases are important drivers of gender gaps in STEM.
  • To help close these gaps, the report recommends addressing gender biases in learning materials, engaging parents, encouraging participation in STEM-related extracurricular activities, featuring role models, and promoting partnerships with the private sector.

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