Press release: ITU, UN Women recognize outstanding contributions to women’s empowerment through technology

Finalists announced in second-annual GEM-TECH Awards

Geneva, 1 December 2015 – ITU and UN Women have announced the twelve finalists for the second annual GEM-TECH Awards, which recognize outstanding work to leverage the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to promote the empowerment of women and girls. This year’s awards attracted close to 150 nominations from government, the private sector, academia and civil society from 55 countries. Online nominations were open from 28 May to 31 July, and attracted a wide range of projects and advocacy work linked to harnessing ICTs for women’s empowerment. The winners will be selected by a committee of experts from ITU and UN Women with input from last year’s winners. They will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 14 December 2015 held at Civic Hall in New York, co-hosted by the New York Mayor’s Office.

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