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Soraya Rodríguez on women in science careers

MEP calls for the elimination of all barriers for women to enter science careers on an equal footing

Soraya Rodríguez, MEP for Ciudadanos and spokesperson for Equality and Women’s Rights in the European Parliament, has called for the elimination of all barriers that prevent the full incorporation of women into science careers: “Women only represent 35% of scientists in Europe and it is necessary that they have the same weight as men to ensure the design of a future in equality”.

In a plenary debate on the challenges of the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the liberal MEP also asked “to be aware that access to technology in developing countries barely reaches 30% of women users and in the least developed countries, only 20% have access to the internet”.

She also warned that “the new digital media are the new scenario in which violence against women takes place”. Specifically, one in ten Europeans has suffered a case of this type of violence since the age of 15 and 20% have been victims of cyber-bullying.

Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Mujeres al frente es un espacio de reflexión dirigido por la política y abogada española Soraya Rodríguez Ramos. Desde 2019, es diputada del Parlamento Europeo en la delegación del partido Ciudadanos. Desde su escaño de eurodiputada, desarrolla un intenso trabajo como Portavoz de Derechos Humanos del grupo Renew Europe, así como por la defensa de la igualdad y derechos de las mujeres como titular de la Comisión de Igualdad, y miembro de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, por su compromiso con el cuidado del planeta y la justicia climática.