Media Advisory: Just one month to go to nominate for ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH Awards

Global awards recognizing leaders, organizations & projects using the
power of information & communication technology to promote gender equality

Geneva, 30 June 2016 – Companies, government offices, NGOs and individuals are urged to get their nominations in for the annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls.

Online nominations are open until 23:59 EDT on 31 July, and span three categories:

  1. Applying Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusion: initiatives related to women’s social, economic, political empowerment, combatting gender-based violence (both offline and online), and driving sustainable development.
  2. Promoting Women in the Technology Sector: initiatives that promote more gender equality in ICT/STEM education and careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.
  3. Developing Gender-Responsive ICT Governance: initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women’s access, connectivity, security, digital literacy and citizenship, skills development and rights.

A shortlist of nine finalists will be announced at the end of September, with the final three winners selected by a committee of experts from ITU, UN Women, and a panel comprising 2015 GEM-TECH winners.

For full text see: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/Advisory-08.aspx 

 

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