Celebrating Girls in ICT Day

03 May 2017 -- Ioanna Koutava

On 27 April, the sixth annual International Girls in ICT Day took place.

Girls in ICT Day, an initiative supported by all the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States, provides an opportunity for girls and young women to experience technology in a whole new light. Girls in ICT Day aims to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ​​

Girls in ICT Day at ITU in Geneva, Switzerland
(Image: ITU)

To date, over 240 000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 7 200 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 160 countries worldwide.

CERN took part for the second time, by organising a programming workshop: the Django Girls. The workshop, hosted at CERN's IdeaSquare, gave the opportunity to twenty-three enthusiastic beginner participants to learn the basics of computer programming and create their own website. It was presented at the ICT days event at the ITU offices in Geneva.

Find out more about Girls in ICT Day:

What is Girls in ICT Day, ITU
International #GirlsinICT Day: Women in tech pave the way for the next generation, ITU4u Blog
ITU Girls in ICT on the Social media: Facebook, Twitter
International Girls in ICT Day, UN Women
Django Girls - Let the coding begin, CERN