DepEd, CHED reiterate commitment to empowering girls, women in science 

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) renewed their commitment to extend more support to women in the field of science in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Saturday, Feb. 11.

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“As we continue to make strides toward women's empowerment, CHED pledges to foster an environment that allows girls and women full and equal access to science,” CHED said in a Facebook post.

On its official Facebook page, DepEd also joined the celebration.

“The Department of Education is one with the world in celebrating women and girls who played important roles in being agents of change in the field of science,” the agency said.

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Focusing on the theme “Innovate. Demonstrate. Elevate. Advance. Sustan. (I.D.E.A.S.): Bringing Everyone Forward for Sustainable and Equitable Development,” DepEd noted that this year’s celebration aims to “promote and celebrate the contribution of Women and Girls on the advancement and development in the various fields of science, and to encourage young girls to involve themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) utilizing the powerful use of social media.”