International Girls in ICT Day


Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in 160 countries around the world with more than 7,200 events and participation of over 240,000 girls and young women. International Girls in ICT Day will next be celebrated on 27 April 2017. Find out how to get involved here

In 2016, more than 66,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,900 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2016 in 138 countries worldwide! Click here to read more about the events.



Girls in ICT Day events


The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.

The Girls in ICT Portal is a tool for girls and young women to get an insight into the ICT sector as well as for partners to understand the importance of the International Girls in ICT Day, developed by the Digital Inclusion programme of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.

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Profiles of women role models

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    Centre for Internet and Society, India
  • Iram Bhatti
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    LabMagic, Pakistan
  • Vida Ackom
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  • Farhana Rahman
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  • Catherine Mahugu
    Co Founder-SasaAfrica
  • Laina Raveendran Greene
    Founder and CEO
    GETIT, United States
  • Supriya Bhargavan
    Senior IT Consultant
    Fraser Health Authority
  • Victoria Alonsoperez
    IEETECH, Uruguay
  • Sara Adams
    Senior Software Engineer
    Google Germany
  • Fernanda Ledesma
    President of the Directorate of the Association of Computer Science Teachers, Director of Teacher Training Center and ICT Teacher
    Association of Computer Science Teachers