ITU is actively engaged in promoting ICTs for women and girls. Once a year, it organizes the
Girls in ICT Day,
an initiative to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the field of ICT.
On 28 April 2016, Girls in ICT Day was celebrated in Myanmar, where it brought together more than 200 participants. A special event was organized to highlight the use of social media for education, political, social, and networking purposes, and to showcase how ICTs can drive economic development and empower women and girls.