United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)


Christine Chyntia

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Position Paper

Committe: Commission on the Status of Women

“There's no successful man without an entity of a woman behind.“

Topic: Achieving Equality, Empowering Women in STEM/STEAM

Country: Australia

In the trance of globalization where the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM fields) evolved rapidly, there’s still slipped a Gender imbalance. Immensely, men still dominantly curbed the occupations, left the participation from women to be seen low by the world. Instead of less participation, STEM fields required higher formal education or training, where men usually considered to pursued these universal careers even if women now a days may venture higher education. One of the major reasons that gender disparity still construed is a stereotypes of women, in the workplace or education still persists. Although female college graduates shared in the earning growth of all college graduate in the 1980s, they usually earned less on average than male college students. A study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that the current gender pay gap between men and women in STEM fields in Australia stands at 30.1% as of 2013, which is an increase of 3% percent since 2012. Nonetheless, among recent science and engineering bachelor’s degree recipients, women were less likely than the men to be employed in the science and engineering occupations.

Empowering women in STEM fields could latch a massive contribution to advanced more sophisticated technology or even new contrivance. Desp...