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International Women's Day 2009

Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
 

About IWD

The International Women's Day (IWD) is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

5 March 2009: UN press conference on International Women's Day theme: "Women and men united to end violence against women and girls"


 

IWD 2009 Videos from ECLAC



 


 


 


 


 


 

 
 

ITU Activities
Photo: united hands


ITU is taking the lead in promoting the use of ICTs to combat violence and abuse perpetrated against girls and women


  • ITU and gender issues: ITU's goal is to narrow the digital divide between women and men and our initiatives aim to narrow the gendered digital divide.

     
  • ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA): ITU's framework for international cooperation aimed at enhancing confidence and security in the information society. GCA can be the instrument for using ICTs to combat violence and abuse perpetrated against girls and women.

     
  • ITU Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative: Aims at identifying risks and vulnerabilities of girls.
     
 
The Role of ICTs
"ICTs can be used to inform girls and women about cyberbullying and cyberviolence as well as to facilitate the establishment of help lines for victims and potential victims of violence..."

Read more about the role of ICTs ...
 

 

 


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Updated : 2009-04-03