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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, over 357​,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,100 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 global network of more than 50 partners – including governments, companies and NGOs – which seeks to achieve digital gender equality by promoting awareness, buildin​​g political commitment, leveraging resources and knowledge, harnessing the capacities of partners, and supporting real action. ITU is one of the five founding partners of EQUALS.​

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