A marketplace of innovations,
a community of innovators, a platform to support gender equality
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with a life free of violence, equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes is essential for achieveing gender equality and will further fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
THE PROMISE OF INNOVATION
Innovation presents the possibility for accelerating gender equality and women’s empowerment by achieving more transformative results and in positioning women, girls and gender advocates to be more effective agents of change.
Achieving the SDGs, including Goal 5 on Gender Equality, will require innovative approaches and importantly ones that tackle underlying structural barriers and persistent challenges.
CALLING ALL ICT INNOVATORS EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS
Nominate leading solutions for UN Women and ITU’s “EQUALS in Tech” Award Today
Recognize global solutions narrowing the gender digital divide in
Develop gender-responsive ICT governance, policy and access: initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women's digital technology access, connectivity and security.
Encourage women and girls to pursue education in STEM studies: initiatives encouraging more women and girls in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and math), focusing on the development of more relevant content, and addressing and overcoming cultural and social barriers that they face when entering a STEM education.
Promote women in the technology sector: initiatives that promote gender equality in ICT careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.