Strategy and Work Plan
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The RASIT Executive Board adopted the 2017-2022 “Science Princess” Global Campaign Strategic Framework and aligns the yearly
work plans and budgets according to the following three Strategic Objectives.

Strategic Objectives

  • Knowledge
    Increase access to and use of knowledge and innovations to enhance policy, service delivery and financing mechanisms,
    addressing key constraints to equality and parity in science.

  • Advocacy
    Identify and mobilize additional resources for the Campaign through partner engagement and by maintaining visibility of
    women and girls in science issues in policy, development and media meetings, forums, conferences, and any other
    related events.

  • Accountability
    Promote accountability for resources and results, leading to better information to monitor the Campaign’s results and
    outcomes, as well as better and more systematic tracking of how resource commitments are actually allocated.

Operational Principles
The Campaign structures its work plan activities around four operational principles, namely:
  • being a convenor,
  • being partner-centric,
  • being driven by organization / country demand and regional priorities; and
  • promoting the “Continuum of Care” approach, to improve the status of women and girls in science.


The work plan structure was developed to form the basis of a results framework that will underpin and guide the Campaign’s work
between 2017 and 2022. Building on the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT)’s achievements, the 2022 work plan is
structured around five outcomes, three special project and one cross-cutting activity, which will enable the Campaign to make
significant contribution to achieving its Vision and Mission, as set out below:

    Outcome 1: Maximize the representation of women in science in policy making bodies and promoting them to greater roles
    above the current baseline at the United Nations and its entities, the European Union, other Inter-Governmental Organizations,
    and in government politics and legislation.

    Outcome 2: Increase the representation and participation of women in science in all forms of media.

    Outcome 3: Developing and reforming science curriculum and increasing the number of women who are science teachers.

    Outcome 4: Increase the number of women employed in science and for increased participation and promotion in the private

    Outcome 5: Create internship and scholarship opportunities for young women in science in private sector and academic

    Special Projects:
  • Global Fund for Women and Girls in Science.
  • Esraa El Bably Fund for Deaf Women and Girls
  • International Directory of Women in Science

    Cross-cutting Project:
  • Commission on Women and Girls in Science.

Across the agreed outcomes and projects, the work plan is structured around delivering five priority areas of focus in 2017-2022,

  • Influence achieving the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by engaging women in science
    with policy-makers.
  • Highest possible political commitment to women and girls in science and maintained in the years to 2030 and beyond.
  • Ensure increased media coverage through the use of livestreaming events surrounding the International Day of Women and Girls
    in Science.
  • Increase the participation of Women in Science at the United Nations ECOSOC Annual Science, Technology and Innovation
    Forum, the annual session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, and other relevant events.
  • Strengthen partner engagement and alignment nationally, regionally, globally.

The Campaign operates along the entire Continuum of Care, which is its key value added. As it is not possible for the Campaign to
engage in equal measure on all issues along the Continuum of Care, the priority areas could provide a useful focus for the Campaign’s
activities going forward; however, other emerging priorities may also be included.

The implementation of the work plan will be coordinated and facilitated by Coordinators supported by the Secretariat. The Coordinators
are appointed based on criteria agreed by the Secretariat, such as technical expertise, strength of networks and ability to dedicate time
towards these tasks.
Global Campaign for Women & Girls in Science
Building a Momentum for Equality and Parity in Science