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 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.

In order to further recognize this issue of too few women joining the ICT sector, the ITU has launched the Tech Needs Girls campaign. This is a broader ITU effort to spur all stakeholders including girls themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities brought by these technologies.

International Girls in ICT Day 2014

The International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to get inspired about ICT sector by getting a first-hand look into the ICT institutions and listening to women role models.

Join us and organize a “Girls in ICT Day” event on or around 24 April 2014 and be a part of this initiative to empower young girls!

How to organize your event? Click here to learn more!

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¿Por qué un portal sobre niñas en las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación)?

¿Ha pensado alguna vez desarrollar una carrera en las TIC? ¿No sabe cómo empezar? Este portal proporciona información práctica sobre programas de becas, prácticas, oportunidades de formación, redes en línea, actividades del día de las niñas en las TIC y otros recursos. ¿Por qué buscar en el sector de las TIC? Una buena razón es la necesidad prevista de profesionales cualificados y el hecho de que muchas empresas y organizaciones están buscando activamente contratar a mujeres de alta cualificación técnica. Este portal está pensado para que se animen las niñas y mujeres jóvenes a prepararse para una carrera en las TIC, e informar a los padres, profesores y otros interesados acerca de la razón por la cual la preparación para una carrera en las TIC es bueno para ellas, bueno para las empresas y bueno para las sociedades.

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¿Qué es el Día de las niñas en las TIC?

A pesar de las evidentes ventajas, muchas niñas ni siquiera se llegan a plantear una carrera en las TIC. Hay una falta de información entre las estudiantes, profesores y padres de lo que una carrera en las TIC puede ofrecer. Las actitudes pueden cambiar cuando se invita a niñas a visitar empresas y agencias gubernamentales para conocer profesionales de las TIC y ver cómo es la vida en el trabajo. Por esta razón, los miembros de la UIT, en la Resolución 70 de su Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Guadalajara, 2010), acordaron establecer el Día de las niñas en las TIC el cuarto jueves de abril de cada año.

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Girls in ICT Day events

  • Montevideo, Uruguay
    Día de las Niñas en las TIC Montevideo 2013
  • Moroni, Union des Comores
    INTRODUCTION
  • Germany
    Every year in April, technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centres organise an open day for girls – Girls'Day. In 2001 ‘Girls'Day – Future Prospects for Girls' initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and...
  • Webinar: "Unpacking Gender and Mobile Learning: Global Experiences"
    Unpacking Gender and Mobile Learning: Global Experiences was an internationally-focused webinar held on Monday 22 April 2013 in support of ITU's Girls in ICT Day. The webinar was hosted by Ronda Zelezny-Green in conjunction with the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn). More than 30 participants joined the webinar,...
  • Abuja, Nigeria
    As part of the global celebration of the Girls in ICT Day, Digital Peers International (DPI) organised a one day Talk show and Quiz Competition for high school girls in Abuja, Nigeria. The event which held at the Merit House, Maitama, Abuja brought together more than 80 young girls from 6 high schools. For more information, please contact Digital...
  • Trinidad & Tobago
    Trinidad and Tobago hosts its inaugural Women and Girls in ICT Forum in celebration of Girls in ICT Day, 2013
  • Tabamsansang Village, Tumana District, Upper River Region, the Gambia
    The Information Technology Association of The Gambia Basse Chapter celebrated Girls in ICT Day on the 26th May, 2012 in Tambasansang Village in Tumana District Upper River Region. In The Gambia especially URR, Girls in ICT Day was celebrated in a form of gathering where Girls from Lower Basic School including Parents and Youth Association under...
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    La Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones- CONATEL in coordination with the ITU Area Office for Central America, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba, organized a very special day for young girls in their junior year of the school (Instituto Evangélico Virginia SAPP) located in the city of Tegucigalpa,...
  • Nepal
     On the auspicious occasion of International Girls in ICT Day, Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal and Wikimedia Nepal organized wiki editathon for girls in Sumway International Business School on 25th April 2013, 25 girls were participated and did some wiki edit things.
  • Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil
    On April 26, 2012 INATEL celebrated the “Girls in ICT Day” in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil, and organized an event about the participation of women in the ICTs market. An ex-student of the Institute and director general of Brazil Spinner, Lanari Pollyanna, gave a lecture. Then there was a debate with the participation of...

Profiles of women role models

  • Shira Weinberg
    Program Manager
    Microsoft, Israel R&D center
  • Sadequa Hassan Sejuti
    Managing Director
    FSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
    I embarked on a journey in January 2009 to the remote village of Mithakhali with a single goal: to make a difference. My efforts to find common ground, bring people together and create awareness and interest in community development gave birth to a novel "people's center": The E-Center. Since then, I have tried to be the catalyst for...
  • Maria Teresa Camba
    Director for Operations
    Telecentre.org Foundation Philippines
    MARIA TERESA M. CAMBA is Director for Operations of telecentre.org Foundation. She also leads  the global Telecentre Women Digital Literacy Campaign, a joint initiative of  the Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union.
  • Sara Adams
    Senior Software Engineer
    Google Germany
  • Gloria Bonder
    Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)
    FLACSO, Argentina
    Psychologist (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), M.A. in Gender and Education (Department of Education, University of Cambridge, England). Director of the "Gender, Society and Policies Area” at the Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO Argentina). Within this Area she coordinates two Regional Programs:
  • Monique Jeanne Morrow
    Global Technology Leadership Team, Asia Office of the CTO at Cisco and is also a Distinguished Engineer
    Cisco/Office of the CTO/Switzerland with a global position
    Monique Morrow is currently Distinguished Consulting under the Office of the CTO at Cisco. She has over 20 years experience in IP internetworking that includes design, implementation of complex customer projects and service development for service providers. Monique has been involved in developing managed Network Services like Remote Access and...
  • Seema AlKabi
    Team Leader
    Information Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman
    Seema was born in Sultanate of Oman. She decided to venture into the digital field as this revolution was emerging while she was growing up and the country wanted its people to be digitally literate. Seema completed a degree in Business Computing in 2001 from Surrey University Roehampton in England as well as an intensive course on IT and skills...
  • Supriya Bhargavan
    IT Architect
    IBM, Canada
    Summary biography:  Worked as a lecturer in Computer Science at the Evelyn Hone College before completing a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Natal. Since my Masters I have worked in various domains as a programmer, team lead and later as an architect designing custom software solutions. Prior to moving to Canada I worked in...
  • Stanimira Koleva
    Managing Director, APJC Partner Business Group
    CISCO SYSTEMS (USA) PTE LTD, Singapore
    Stanimira Koleva is Managing Director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco Systems in the Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) region. Ms Koleva works closely with the Worldwide Partner Organization to lead the overall APJC strategy for the Channel and Partner Ecosystem.  She oversees transformational and ecosystem...
  • Hen Fitoussi
    Senior Program Manager Lead at Microsoft
    NEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel

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