International Girls in ICT Day

 

Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in 150 countries around the world with more than 5,300 events and participation of over 177,000 girls and young women. International Girls in ICT Day will next be celebrated on 28 April 2016. Find out how to get involved here

In 2015, more than 66,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,800 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 in over 130 countries worldwide! Click here to read more about the events.

 

 

Girls in ICT Day events

About

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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  • Fernanda Ledesma
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