Is someone or an organization in your community worthy of the GEM-TECH Award?
Women’s digital empowerment and their full participation in the information society is a key objective of UN Women and ITU. ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Through the GEM-Tech Award, both UN bodies seek to create a platform for advancing women’s meaningful engagement with ICTs and their role as decision-makers and producers within this sector.
“In considering “gender equality mainstreaming” we are looking not only at ICT, government and development actors that are mainstreaming gender equality perspectives within their work, but also ICT and gender advocates that are seeking to “mainstream” gender equality into a larger context.
UN Women has prioritized women’s digital empowerment within all aspects of its work and the ITU Council at its 2013 session, adopted the ITU Gender Equality and Mainstreaming Policy (GEM). Realizing these goals presents many opportunities as well as challenges. While the potential is great and there are many examples of progress, there are also gaps and a need for increased attention, visibility, understanding, investment and action.”
Please note that this award is applicable for both women and men. For more information, please visit.
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