ITU Blog: ‘INVESTING IN TEENAGE GIRLS’ ON WORLD POPULATION DAY #WPD2016

Access to ICTs can facilitate generational change, exposing young women to new ideas and connections, engaging them in the digital economy, and promoting gender equality. Yet, women are underrepresented in the ICT field around the world. Not only are there an estimated 200 million fewer women online than men, but there are fewer women in the ICT workforce, which is compounded by the lack of female University graduates from ICT related-degrees.

 

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