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Promoting women and girls in ICT careers  

There is un-met demand for employees in the ICT sector. Despite the career opportunities, not enough young women and girls are entering the ICT sector. ITU encourages educational institutions and public and private sector ICT entities to organize “Girls in ICT Days” on the fourth Thursday of each April to empower girls and young women to take up a career in ICT. In line with ITU Plenipotentiary Conference Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010), ITU and UN Women launched WITNET, the Global Network of Women ICT Decision Makers, during the 55th Commission on the Status of Women in February 2011. WITNET has developed an online Toolkit to promote Girls in ICT Days.



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