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UNESCO showcases the Universe of Indian Women in Science

04 - Quality Education

On the eve of International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched a one-of-a-kind and richly illustrated publication entitled A Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science.

The book showcases the fact that much of India’s success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be attributed to the passion and talent of its women scientists.  It also examines in details the challenges they face and provides actionable recommendations to promote and retain women in science education and careers.

In addition to insightful research and findings, the book features captivating photographic portraits of some 60 Indian women scientists and provides suggestions to enhance their participation in science research and industry. 

The substance of the Report has been developed by an experienced team led by Rao R. Bhavani, UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, under the guidance of UNESCO New Delhi.

Read the Press Release.

Download the Full Report.  

To illustrate the report, the following audio-visual package is available free of copyright  


For further information, contact:
Rekha Beri, Public Information Officer 

Benno Boer, Chief of Section and Programme Specialist in Natural Sciences

Audio-visual Package