This day was established by resolution 70 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in order to celebrate the interests and opportunities that new technologies can offer to young women and encourage them to choose an education and a career in Information and Communication Technology Technology (ICT).
In 2012, this day was celebrated by about 90 countries member of the ITU, through events involving between 20 and 500 young people each, and a total of 30,000 young people. There were initiatives in schools, universities, organizations aimed at ICT conferences, interviews, among others (see more
Portugal also celebrated this day through two initiatives organized by the Portuguese Communications Foundation | Communications Museum: a school competition for primary and secondary education and a roundtable discussion that featured the testimony of women professionally connected with the ICT sector (see more
This year, the Portuguese Communications Foundation | Museum of Communications, will again join this initiative through a program to be held at its premises (soon to be released). The celebration will be held, according to their agenda on Thursday, 25-April-2013, From 10:00 to 23:30.
(Source: Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações