Media Advisory: ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH Award nominations close in 1 week!

Global awards recognize the power of information & communication technology to promote gender equality
Geneva, 25 July 2016 – There’s just one week left for companies, governments, NGOs and individuals 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. They span three categories:

  • Applying Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusion: initiatives related to women’s social, economic and political empowerment, combatting gender-based violence (both offline and online), and driving sustainable development.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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