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From where I stand: “I had minimized my interactions with men since I was eighteen to avoid rape”

03 March 2017

Gulzada Serzhan shares the damaging impact of sexual harassment at work place and the heightened risk faced by women of alternative sexualities. More

From where I stand: “Their expressions when they created their first website were priceless”

28 February 2017

In the small town of Tafila, in the southern part of Jordan, a social enterprise started by young Jordanian women is teaching teenagers, including girls, computer programming. As the world of work changes, education and training in ICT is critical in preparing women to seize the opportunities in the growing digital economy. More

Speech: “We must ensure that women’s participation in innovation is not the exception, but becomes the norm”—Lakshmi Puri

10 February 2017

"Full and equal access to, participation and leadership of women in science technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages has been recognized as an imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls..." Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the official UN commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. More

“The G7 WINDS initiative will be the wind that we all need to fly”—Executive Director

13 December 2016

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the G7 Women’s Initiative in Developing STEM Careers (WINDS) event in Tokyo, Japan on 13 December. More

Press release: ITU and UN Women announce winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards

15 November 2016

The third annual GEM-TECH event showcases the key role ICTs play in advancing women’s empowerment worldwide More

GEM-TECH Award Winners to be announced on 15 November in Bangkok

08 November 2016

The third annual GEM-TECH Award will transform the lives of people who empower women in ICT More

Women breaking barriers and optimizing opportunities in a digital world

01 November 2016

In order to level the playing ground and advance women’s leadership in the ICT sector, UN Women is working with partners around the world to close the gender digital gap. More

Empowering women farmers of Rwanda through mobile technology

13 October 2016

Farmers in Rwanda now know the exact size of their land, can better forecast production and access markets through digital, mobile-enabled platform supported by UN Women and World Food Programme. What’s more, the programme is bridging gender equality gaps in agriculture and ensuring women’s equal participation in the value chain. More

Take five with Joy Chebet Bii: Why does digital literacy matter for women and girls?

04 October 2016

Joy Chebet Bii is a 20-year-old living in Nairobi, Kenya. Joy, a student in mathematics and computer science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, is a Mozilla Club captain. Through a partnership between UN Women and The Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Clubs teach web literacy skills to women and girls in Cape Town and Nairobi. Joy uses her expertise to teach girls in Kibera, the biggest slum in Nairobi, basic coding and digital literacy skills. More

From where I stand: Ileana Crudu

24 September 2016

When Ileana Crudu, now 19, finished high school in 2016, she had completed one year of training as a participant of GirlsGoIT, a UN Women-supported initiative that breaks down gender stereotypes in the ICT sector. Ileana is now a relentless ambassador encouraging girls to study technology and continues to advocate for girls’ and women’s participation in the ICT sector at the university in The Netherlands where she is studying. More

Empowering domestic workers through information technology in Cambodia

14 September 2016

Research shows that domestic workers in Cambodia need access and information about physical and mental health. A new technology supported by UN Women empowers them towards a healthier life. More

Expanding capacities for women farmers in Rwanda

26 August 2016

Since joining UN Women’s innovative “Buy from Women” platform, men and women farmers from 10 cooperatives in Rwanda have benefited from the digital, mobile-enabled platform that connects small holder farmers to the agricultural supply chain and provides them with critical information on market prices, sensitization on gender equality, and business opportunities via text messages. More

“This agenda is truly an agenda for this generation to deliver on” — Executive Director

19 August 2016

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the South Africa Women in Science Awards Gala in Johannesburg, South Africa More

Deadline to nominate for ITU/UN Women Gem-Tech Awards extended to 15 August

26 July 2016

The annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls, are only open for nominations for four more weeks. More

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

19 July 2016

In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Flagship Programme Initiative, the Metro Manila Programme held the first-ever hackathon in May 2016, to seek mobile technology solutions to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces. More

Nominations open for ITU/UN Women GEM-Tech awards

18 May 2016

The third annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-Tech) Awards by UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), opened today for nominations. This prestigious global prize recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men (individuals and organizations) in addressing the digital gender divide by embracing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls. More

“Ensure that women’s participation in innovation is not the exception, but becomes the rule.”—Lakshmi Puri

17 March 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at “How Can Social and Technological Innovations Contribute to Achieving Gender Equality”, a side event organized by the Czech Republic on the occasion of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women on 17 March, 2016 More

Women and girls imperative to science and technology agenda

10 February 2016

In an op-ed ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri writes about the importance of including women and girls "as creators and decision-makers in spheres that are transforming our everyday world". More

Moldova ramps up IT training for girls

02 February 2016

Created to boost Moldova's innovation capacity by teaching young women digital tech and IT skills, UN Women’s GirlsGoIT plans more local IT clubs for girls and an IT summer camp in 2016. More

Press release: ITU, UN Women celebrate outstanding projects and leaders using ICTs to transform women’s lives

14 December 2015

Annual GEM-TECH Award winners highlight key role of technology in advancing women’s empowerment, health & education More

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