In the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil, women's lives are not easy. The culture is male-dominated. With the coming of Higher Education Institutions to the region, the perspective of studying and having a profession leads many young women to dream of better days. Thus, the Academic Unit of Serra Talhada/Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UAST/UFRPE), with the support of Sou+UAST, GIAQ/UAST, INCTAA/CNPq, NUQAAPE/FACEPE, PRPPG/UAST, NEFP/UAST, SBQ/ PE and the Secretariat for Sport and Leisure of Serra Talhada came together to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with an exhibition of scientific and technological works developed by women and girls from UAST. The exhibition will take place at Praça Academia das Cidades/IPSEP/Serra Talhada, on February 14, 2023, from 4 pm to 9 pm, with the theme: Science as a Tool for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in the Backlands of Pernambuco.