Initiatives and Programs

  • 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
  • Graduate ICT Girls

  • Organization: Victorian Information Communication Technology for Women Network (Vic ICT for Women)
    Scope: Regional –Australian
    Brief: Graduate ICT Girls is a program for young women embarking on an ICT career path. It includes networking and career planning evenings which are scheduled each year to provide a platform for networking and knowledge sharing. These are interactive sessions offering takeaways, tips and tricks around job application, interview readiness, and guidance for students interested in Corporate Graduate ICT programs. These sessions are great opportunities for students to meet experienced women from the ICT industry and understand more about the transition from a university student to an ICT corporate professional.
  • 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
  • Aspire Woman

  • Organization: The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT)
    Scope: Regional - African
    Brief: The project will be implemented in six counties (Machakos, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kiambu, Isiolo and Busia. The young people targeted by the project are at their transition point in their education from high school/vocational and/or tertiary education to the world of work
  • WeHubs. The First European Network of Women Web Entrepreneurs

  • Organization: Association for Progressive Communications
    Scope: International
    Brief: The Women’s Rights Program (WRP) is both a program within APC and a network of women throughout the world committed to using technology for women’s empowerment. It promotes gender equality in the design, implementation, access and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them
  • Digital ICT Empowerment & Entrepreneurship

  • Organization: Telecentre Foundation
    Scope: International
    Brief: The Digital Literacy Campaign is a global collaboration between TCF and International Telecommunications Union (ITU), that empowers one of the sectors most vulnerable to poverty and its consequences — women. The campaign is delivered through a global network of partners on the ground, that includes organization in more than 86 countries. The Digital Literacy Campaign, supports women from around the world with multiple resources from the mainstream digital revolution, by facilitating access to information and training, opportunities, and developing new choices in their communities they never had before
  • 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