GSMA is proud to support Girls in ICT Day 2020 on behalf of the mobile industry. This year’s theme is ‘expand horizons, change attitudes’. Mobile operators are working hard to expand the horizons of every girl by increasing access to mobile internet and mobile money while also helping girls to develop basic and advance digital skills through initiatives such as Tech4Girls and the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit. Find out what we’re doing this year.
In support of International Girls in ICT day 2020, the GSMA and its partners hosted a webinar: Driving Digital Transformation for Women and Girls in the Commonwealth through Mobile – Unlocking the Potential of Small States.
The Commonwealth and smaller states, in particular, have many challenges to overcome to bridge the digital gender divide but achieving this will bring many opportunities to these countries. As the Commonwealth looks to increase prosperity for its citizens through the power of digital transformation, this event reflected on the impact of this transformation on women and girls in particular and the power and potential of mobile to accelerate change.
The event also highlighted key findings from the 2020 GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report.
This year we’re partnering with the Commonwealth and Flow in Action to run an online creativity and innovation challenge aimed at building digital skills for girls across the Commonwealth aged 8-16 years old. This free, interactive, online challenge will help students learn digital skills and create incredible ideas to make education and learning more inclusive for all children.
Educators and parents – discover more about the challenge and sign up:
Our EQUALS partnership
The GSMA is spearheading the mobile industry’s efforts to close the digital gender gap by adopting leadership roles in a number of global partnerships and initiatives.
In 2016 the GSMA was a founding partner of EQUALS, along with the International Telecommunications Union, International Trade Centre, United Nations University, and UN Women. EQUALS is the global partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age and comprises a committed group of corporate leaders, governments, academic institutions, NGOs and community groups from around the world dedicated to promoting gender balance in the technology sector. It does this by championing equality of access, skills development and career opportunities for women and men alike.
Girls in ICT Day 2019
Find out what we did in 2019 to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day and upskill girls across the world.