Category SDG5 Gender Equality

Girls receive hands-on training on Girls in ICT Day

Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]


How one GEM-TECH Award winner is tackling the digital gender gap

According to new ITU data, the global digital gender gap has grown from 11% in 2013 to 12% in 2016, with more than 250 million fewer women online than men. The gap has increased in Africa, the Arab States and the Americas. This means that those women still not online are not able to properly benefit from the […]


Technovation launch 2017 season after GEM-TECH Award helped them expand

The annual GEM-TECH Awards celebrate personal or organizational achievements and innovative strategies to advance Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ITU News recently caught up with one of the 2015 GEM-TECH winners, Technovation, to find out how winning had a positive impact on their work. The GEM-TECH Awards are […]



The latest ITU ICT Facts and Figures report for 2016 shows that the digital divide is slowly diminishing. Lower prices are making digital devices and services more affordable, technological developments are making technology more ubiquitous, and targeted policies are enhancing ICT universal service programs. There is still a long road ahead, but there are also […]


Closing the gender gap in Asia Pacific: How can we make progress?

Today, society has made commendable progress on the road to achieving socio-economic gender parity. We have much to be optimistic about with women in developing markets: the 2016 Mastercard Index of Women’s Advancement revealed that more women than men enroll in tertiary education in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. However, Asian nations have a […]


Promoting women’s digital entrepreneurship at ITU Telecom World

Women business owners and entrepreneurs from across Thailand joined ITU Telecom World to benefit from training sessions to use online platforms to help grow their businesses online. This half-day event on November 16, 2017 featured hands-on mentoring for 27 women entrepreneurs leading startups or small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand. The session was led […]


Girls in Tech Indonesia asks: ‘#WhyNot?’

GEM-TECH Awards 2016 finalist, Girls in Tech, tells us how they are engaging women in the ICT sector in Indonesia by asking, #whynot. This year’s GEM-TECH Award winners will be announced on 15 November 2016. My journey began when I said “Why Not?!” to rejection I faced when I tried to publish my book and […]