Happy International Women's Day 2018 from EURAXESS Brazil!

It's International Women's Day today, and we at EURAXESS Brazil would like to take this opportunity to put the spotlight on some of the really great women researchers in Brazil and hear their stories.

What made them choose a career in science? Which obstacles are they facing in their profession? What solutions do they see to foster women participation in science?

To find out more, read our interviews:

   * At the time of writing the interview, Maria Zaira was Vice-President of CONFAP.

   *At the time of writing, Helena was President of the SBPC

The European Commission's Joint statement on this occasion:

Equality between women and men is one of the fundamental values of the European Union enshrined in our treaties. Our Union is a pioneer in tackling gender-based discrimination and we can be proud of the progress achieved: Europe is one of the safest and most equal places for women in the world.

But our work is not over – the path to full equality in practice is still a long one. Women and girls still face harassment, abuse and violence. And women are still too often prevented from breaking the glass ceiling, receiving lower pay and fewer opportunities for career and business development.

We want girls and women to achieve equality in all aspects of life: access to education, equal pay for equal work, access to top positions in companies and politics as well as protection from violence.

Read full statement here.

More information on the topic:

See more interviews with female EURAXESS members from all over the world here.

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