What is Girls in ICT Day?
International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Dubai, 2018), aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April and will next be observed on 25 April 2019. The ITU Secretary General invites ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academia to organize events attracting as many girls and young women as possible.
Girls in ICT Day contributes to the EQUALS mission of bridging the gender digital divide.
Over 357,000 girls and young women have already taken part in more than 11,100 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide. Government ministries, national ICT regulatory authorities, ICT companies, academic institutions, UN agencies, and NGOs around the world are all encouraged to join the global effort and celebrate International Girls in ICT Day.
In 2019, ITU will celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See programme
The International Girls in ICT Day Events Map displays events held since 2017. To add an event to the map, please follow the instructions available here.