Only around 1 in 5 space industry workers are women (UN News)

To highlight this and other issues surrounding the push for gender equality, Women in Space, has been chosen as the theme for this year’s World Space Week, which began on Monday.

The goal is to bring more awareness to the issue of gender diversity and identify the obstacles that women are facing when entering space-related careers and contribute to discussions on ending disparities.

The UN also wants to show how women from different backgrounds and regions, face different issues and challenges within the industry.

Only around 1 in 5 space industry workers are women  | | UN News