On 25 April, UN Women is joining girls around the world to mark International Girls in ICT Day, drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women in the ICT sector.
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Nino Nanitashvili was just 18 when she became the only girl in Georgia involved in a Google developer group. She went on to found Women Techmakers, which encourages women to explore new roles in IT.
The world is changing at lightning speed. Addressing complex and highly interconnected human development challenges requires new points of view, fresh partnerships, innovative approaches, and questions about our assumptions. Are we-grant makers and project implementers-working in the most effective and efficient ways? Are we responding to the real needs of women who are furthest behind?
Ruth Spencer, GEF/SGP National Coordinator from Antigua connects with people everywhere she goes-in the market, in church, at the parking lot or in the halls of the United Nations. She builds networks and capacity of local community groups through education, training, resource mobilization.
Milena Zindovic is an urban planner and gender expert and member of the Association of Women Architects in Serbia. Zindovic, with the support of UN Women studied current waste management practices in Serbian households to understand the role of women in both waste creation and management. The study will be used by UN Women to create targeted campaigns to raise awareness of waste management and climate action among women and their communities.
On 11 April 2019, the conference room at the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management pulsated with energy, as 40 youth activists from around the world debated challenges and solutions to ensure young women's meaningful participation in peacebuilding processes in their countries and
Role models empower girls to envision a future through sport. Many kinds of sport, especially football, is seen as something for men. Women athletes, with our talent, and with our work, we show that sport that can be practised by both men and women.
Po Chun Liu, 40, is the first woman international baseball umpire from Taiwan, Province of China. She was awarded this year's World Trophy at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women and Sport Awards, co-hosted by UN Women and the IOC, for her advocacy for female empowerment through sport.
Speaking at the event, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “As the Secretariat of the Elsie Initiative Fund, UN Women is committed to creating an enabling environment that allows and encourages uniformed women to serve in peace operations. The funds provided by Canada and other Member States will help to boost the number of women participating in decisions and actions relating to their own security, and that of their communities, and ensure that women’s unique perspective is included, whether they are in the field or at the peace table."