Press Release: Nominations open for ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH awards

Recognizing leaders and organizations using the power of technology to create greater gender equality

Geneva, 18 May 2016 – The third annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards by UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), opened today for  nominations. This prestigious global prize recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men (individuals and organizations) in addressing the digital gender divide by embracing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls.

The GEM-TECH awards can play an important role in highlighting what works and where initiatives can be scaled and further investments made. Moreover, it showcases how ICTs dramatically improve socio-political and economic outcomes, as well as gender equality for women and girls and how to advance their role as decision-makers and technologists.
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