Girls in schools, women in science - Publication

Women in Science is an initiative created by the British Council Brazil that aims to promote a more diverse and gender-representative science.

In partnership with the Museum of Tomorrow, we created the Women in Science and Innovation training to strengthen female leadership in scientific and technological innovation. 

The programme brings together techniques and resources for school teachers to encourage girls' interest in subjects in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

The objectives of the Women in Science programme

It is important to provide conditions for schools to ensure that current and future generations are connected to the knowledge achieved and gathered historically; it is a commitment to today and also to the future of Brazil and the world.

In addition, it is a mission for everyone, in which everyone must make sure these resources, whether scientific, artistic, or cultural, are made available to anyone, regardless of race, colour, creed, or gender identity.

How to access the publication and change the lives of girls and women?

You can download the publication for free in the download area at the bottom of this page. The publication is available in Portuguese only.

The material can be used by school teachers who wish to approach, in the classroom, the subject of women in the scientific area, with the goal of stimulating new approaches that place girls and boys on an equal footing as protagonists of their stories.

The first section, About girls, women, education, and science, talks about the presence of women in the field of science and some of the challenges they face.

The section Gender issues: me, the school and society provides tools to assess sensitivity in relation to issues of equality.

The final part, Experiences and actions: for more girls and women in science, contains references for planning classes and offering experiences in the classroom.