Category SDG5 Gender Equality

How the Safetipin app is making Delhi’s streets safer for women

“The lack of safety has a very important impact on women’s lives. If we think a place is unsafe, we don’t go out. We don’t go out at night. We don’t let our daughters go out. We decide not to take up jobs when we might have to come back late,” Dr. Kalpana Viswanath co-Founder […]

Dubai-based ‘edtech’ startup breaks new ground in youth education

Asafeer Education Technologies, a Dubai-based educational technology (“edtech”) startup that provides online learning resources focusing on enhancing Arabic literacy skills of school kids, was awarded the Transforming Education Prize at the annual Seedstars Summit in early April. The concept of building an audible Arabic digital library came to founder and CEO Amr Abu-Hmeidan when he was having difficulty […]

Women’s digital inclusion is key to sustainable economic growth

Last week, as thousands of young women participated in International Girls in ICT Day events around the globe, the ‘W20’ in Germany issued a declaration, entitled “Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20.” The declaration stated that “the G20’s goal of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in an interconnected world will not be […]

International #GirlsinICT Day: Women in tech pave the way for the next generation

ITU celebrated International Girls in ICT Day on April 27th  by hosting games, tech exhibits and mentoring sessions for school girls and young women from age 12 to 17 at ITU Headquarters in Geneva to introduce them to the exciting world of technology. Hundreds of celebrations around the world also contributed to the global day, which has […]

International Girls in ICT Day expands horizons for girls around the world

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year with the theme “Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes,” to encourage young women and girls to discover the exciting world of opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Changing perceptions and attitudes is an important part of achieving gender equality in technology. International Girls in ICT Day aims […]

Making waves as a Girl in ICT: Niamh Scanlon inspires girls to learn to code

On International Girls in ICT Day on April 27, thousands of girls around the world are celebrating the incredible power of technology to open doors of possibilities for young women and girls worldwide. One girl has made waves in the tech scene in her home country of Ireland, and those waves have swept across the world, leading […]

Girls in ICT: How Ericsson is inspiring girls to engage with a world of endless possibilities

I have spent most of my adult life advocating for women and girls to reach their full potential. This is now more important than ever as researchers at New York University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton University found that girls by the age of 6 become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with […]