About women in ICTs, after all it’s 8 March!

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IWD13Women play a key role in reducing poverty and promoting social and economic development for themselves, their families and their countries.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can provide women and girls an education and job training, promote literacy, improve access to health care, and enable the exercise of legal rights and participation in government.

In addition, investing in women has a multiplier effect. Women reinvest in their families and communities.

It is within this context and to celebrate International Women’s Day 2013(#IWD2013) that ITU is actively involved in efforts to increase the number of women in ICT, by focusing on five key areas.

These include; increasing the number of girls and women who want an ICT career; increasing the number of girls and women who receive an education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics; encouraging ICT businesses to attract, recruit, retain and promote women; providing digital literacy training to…

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