Initiatives and Programs

  • Women’s Rights Online

  • Organization: World Wide Web Foundation
    Scope: International
    Brief:At the Web Foundation, the Women’s Rights Online (WRO) initiative is launched to ensure that the growing digital gender divide is not overlooked in ICT policy discourses.
  • Women’s and Girls’ Education

  • Organization: UNESCO
    Scope: International
    Brief:Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO and inextricably linked to its efforts to promote the right to education and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) and SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) through the Education 2030 Framework for Action.
    Gender inequality in education affects both girls and boys, and women and men, but girls and women are still more often disadvantaged.
    Poverty, geographical isolation, minority status, disability, early marriage and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and traditional attitudes about the status and role of women, are among the many obstacles that stand in the way of women’s and girls’ fully exercising their right to participate in, complete and benefit from education.
    UNESCO is committed to promoting gender equality in and through education systems from early childhood to higher education, in formal, non-formal and informal settings and in all intervention areas from planning infrastructure to training teachers.
  • Gender and women issues

  • Organization: ESCWA
    Scope: Regional
    Brief: The advancement of women’s rights is a matter of urgency in the Arab region and essential for meaningful development. Although significant progress towards women’s empowerment has been made in most Arab countries, women in the region continue to face great challenges and uncertainty, particularly in situations of conflict, economic difficulties and political instability. Gender-based discrimination remains widespread and their access to resources, opportunities and decision-making continues to be limited.
  • Empowering Arab Women through ICT

  • Organization: Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization
    Scope: Arab
    Brief: In the Arab region, and in spite that the women’s position has been continuously consolidated within the society, the digital divide between men and women exists in many countries. The rate of men using e-commerce services in 2012-2013 is well ahead the women’s rate in the region. On this basis, “AICTO” deems it necessary to rely on ICT to reduce the gender divide being considered as a perfect tool to improve the Arab women’s situation, and consolidate their role in increasing development within their own countries and proposes the project “Empowering Arab Women through ICT”.
  • Global Girls in ICT Day

  • Organization: International Telecommunication Union
    Scope: International
    Brief: This project relates to ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 which calls on Member States to organize Girls in ICT days annually, every fourth Thursday in April, in order to encourage girls and young women to choose to study and work in the ICT Sector. Under this project, ITU aims to encourage girls and young women to choose to study and work in the ICT sector, including its expanding spectrum of ICT career options, and to provide related guidelines through the ITU Girls in ICTand WITNET Portals
  • ITU- UN Women GEM-TECH Awards

  • Organization: International Telecommunication Union(International Organization)
    Scope: International
    Brief: Launched in 2014 by ITU in partnership with UN Women, the awards throw a spotlight on the tremendous power of new technologies to transform the lives of women everywhere by giving them access to education, information, support networks, employment opportunities, healthcare and more. The GEM-TECH Awards showcase women's engagement with ICTs, including as producers and decision-makers in the technology sector
  • Gender and Diversity for Smart Cities Commitment

  • Organization: European Centre for Women and Technology
    Scope: Regional - European
    Brief: The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative bringing together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions. In this context ECWT is implementing its own Commitment on Gender & Diversity for Smart Cities and Communities. The Commitment is based on a 4 years action plan and aims at promoting inclusive, citizens centered approaches to smart cities’ taking gender mainstreaming seriously into account, across four main areas: governance and civic engagement; ICT & technology design; Open Data; digital entrepreneurship
  • WeHubs. The First European Network of Women Web Entrepreneurs

  • Organization: European Centre for Women and Technology
    Scope: Regional - European
    Brief: WeHubs is the First European Network of Women Web Entrepreneurs Hubs that aims to create a more favorable and inspiring environment for women Web Entrepreneurs in Europe. WeHubs aims to provide a strong support to women web entrepreneurs in Europe and increase their participation in web enterprises by encouraging the existing web entrepreneur’s ecosystems to provide dedicated support and services to women
  • Women Empowerment through ICT

  • Organization: Abbasi Charitable & Educational Society (ACES)
    Scope: National- India
    Brief: The program is proposing to set up computer equipments at five centers. Each center will initially have five computers and the number will be increased as per the enrollment. Imparting computer education to the young generation especially to the girls and women is essential for achieving their goals and dreams
  • The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

  • Organization: Cartier and INSEAD Business School
    Scope: International
    Brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, INSEAD Business School, McKinsey & Company and former partner the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society to identify, support and encourage projects led by women entrepreneurs. Six women entrepreneurs, one Laureate per continent (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Asia-Pacific) are awarded every year.
  • Informatics Europe: Women in Informatics Research and Education

  • Organization: Cartier and INSEAD Business School
    Scope: Regional – European
    Brief: The purpose of the Informatics Europe working group "Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE)", is to promote actions that help improve gender balance at all stages of the career path in Information and Computer Sciences