Press Release: ITU and UN Women announce ‘EQUALS’: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age

Partnership aims to create an unstoppable global movement where women and girls are equal participants in the technology revolution

Geneva, 20 September 2016 : ITU and UN Women joined together today to launch EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, a coalition of programmes dedicated to women and girls in technology with a vision of harnessing the power of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) to accelerate global progress to bridge the gender digital divide.

“It’s time to make the world more equal,” said Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General. “ICTs are an essential pathway towards gender equality and gender empowerment. So today, it is my honour to announce – along with UN Women – the launch of EQUALS, the Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, a programme where we will collaborate with partners to generate an unstoppable global movement where women and girls are equal participants in the digital technology revolution. Big challenges like these require better data, just as global problems require global action.”

For full text see: http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-PR38.aspx

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