ITU

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Women and Girls


 
Women play a key role in reducing poverty and promoting social and economic development, for themselves, their families and their countries. ICT is an essential tool for the social and economic development of women and girls. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can provide women and girls an education and job training, promote literacy, improve access to health care, enable the exercise of legal rights and participation in government. Investing in women has a multiplier effect. Women reinvest in their families and communities. Accelerating broadband and ICT provision to women and girls will promote gender equality, empowerment and social and economic development of both men and women. ITU supports the social and economic development of women and girls by promoting: