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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​: technology can be used to provide education as well as jobs, literacy and life skills training.​

​​​BDT promotes the use of ICTs to accelerate progress towards gender equality and women's empowerment​​.​

International Girls in ICT Day

​International Girls in ICT Day is an annual ​​​celebration and global campaign to empower and encourage girls and young women to take up studies and c​​areers in ICTs. It is celebrated every fourth Thursday in April.

To date, it is estimated that over 377​,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,400 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.

More information about Girls in ICT Day and resourc​​​es for o​rganizing an event are available on the dedicated Girls in ICT Portal​.


EQUALS is a growing multi-stakeholder partnership of more than 90 members from international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and academia committed to achieving digital gender equality.

Made up of three Coalitions – Access, Skills and Leadership – and supported by the UN University-led Research Group, the EQUALS global partnership takes a multidisciplinary approach to closing the gender digital divide.

Mor​e inf​​ormation about this global partnership is available on the EQUALS website.