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A message from UN Women’s Executive Director

As the Executive Director of UN Women, I will push for women’s economic empowerment alongside other priorities, because this is essential to ending poverty and advancing gender equality. Women have a right to equal opportunities and equal access to resources and training. This is why I am so proud of our new online partnership platform to advance the economic empowerment of women. When women are empowered, the benefits ripple outwards and bring benefits to many others. I encourage everyone to join us at and be part of this exciting initiative.


Innovative collaboration for development 
UNITAR encourage French-speaking women from Least Developed Countries to apply for a limited number of full scholarships to attend their 2-month course in Geneva. Application deadline is 1 June 2015. Read more 

Intel mobile app for digital literacy skills

Intel Learn Mobile Skills is an app for Android phones and small tablets available globally in English, Hausa, Swahili, Zulu. It provides an overview of basic computer skills and guidance for navigating the Internet to help a learner prepare for PC use. Read more

Featured Resources

Can social media effectively include women’s voice in decision making processes? 

Social media has proven potential for mobilizing attention and accountability to women’s rights, and challenging discrimination and stereotypes. Strategies to enhance social media’s potential for women’s empowerment include facilitating their access to technology; increasing women’s representation in public life and media; and working with various stakeholders. Read more


Girls in STEM and ICT careers

Even though ICTs touch almost every aspect of modern life, girls are steering clear of careers in science and technology at a time when their talent and perspectives might serve as a foundation for innovation. This paper examines the challenges and offers recommendations for increasing the number of girls pursuing studies, and later careers, in science and technology. Read more


Gender sensitive indicators for media

The aim of the gender-sensitive indicators for media is to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used. The indicators 
seek to address the intersection of women’s empowerment and media development, with a focus on advancing equality and social diversity in the media. Read more

Measuring ICT and gender

This report constitutes an effort on improving the availability of sex-disaggregated data in the field of information and communication technologies, especially in developing countries. It takes stock of existing ICT indicators disaggregated by sex, assesses data availability and identifies main gaps based on an evaluation of needs and demand for such indicators. Read more
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