International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to get an insight into ICT sector to consider ICT careers through open days at ICT institutions, meeting women role models, and even getting “hands on” experience in technology.
These celebrations raise awareness and inspire young girls and women to see technology in a whole new light!
The Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agreed in 2010 to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day on the 4th Thursday of April, every year. The previous International Girls in ICT Days were on:
Up to now, almost 2700 events in 121 countries have taken place empowering over 70, 000 girls and young women globally.
The next International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 24 April 2014. For more information see the International Girls in ICT Day 2014.