Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society

Speech by ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré ITU WSIS Forum 2013 High Level Dialogue 1 Women's Empowerment in the Information Society : Systemic, Scalable Strategies 14 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a tremendous pleasure to be with you this afternoon for this very important High Level Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society. In the second decade of the 21st century, we are all very much … [Read more...]

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, celebrating MAY 8th!

As the ITU Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT, I am thrilled to be greeting all the girls around the world, as we celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 25 April 2013. Technology is offering large-scale opportunities to empower women and girls, creating a systemic cultural shift by improving how they’re portrayed and represented. These are the tools that will ultimately allow women and girls to reach their full potential. My awareness of gender imbalance in the media came when I … [Read more...]

World Habitat Day: “Changing Cities, Building Opportunities”

World Habitat Day occurs on the first Monday of October. This year’s theme – “Changing Cities, Building Opportunities” - provides the occasion to reflect and act on how to make our cities and communities smarter, safer and more sustainable especially for women, youth and children. More people move to cities in the hope that cities may offer employment opportunities. But evidence shows that women and men do not enjoy them equally. Studies conducted last year by UN Women in five major … [Read more...]

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