Press release: ITU, UN Women celebrate outstanding projects and leaders using ICTs to transform women’s lives

Annual GEM-TECH Award winners highlight key role of technology in advancing women’s empowerment, health & education

New York, 14 December, 2015 – Three outstanding organizations and three distinguished individuals leading projects and advocacy to boost gender equality and women’s empowerment using information and communication technologies (ICTs) will be honoured at a ceremony in New York today as recipients of the annual ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH Awards. Jointly organized by UN agencies ITU and UN Women, the awards recognize the tremendous power of ICTs to transform women’s lives by providing them with better access to education, information, support networks, employment opportunities, avenues for political participation, and devices and apps that can improve personal safety. The awards are celebrated this year as part of the 20-year commemoration of the Beijing Platform for Action.

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