International Women's Day 2015 and Beijing20+ | 3/6/2015
On the 8th of March 2015, Computer Aid will be celebrating International Women's Day. Twenty years after the landmark Beijing conference, women and girls still have less power, voice and resources than men and boys. And these findings also apply to ICT access for women.
As much as technology is key for development and more women have access to it, women are still left behind. We have to give women the ability to be connected in a fast pacing world where technology has become an essential element for employment and education.
ICT4D organisations will have all eyes on the Beijing+20 59th Commission on the Status of Women in the coming week hoping that gender equality issues in ICT will be highlighted and actions will be taken to encourage gender related initiatives in the new technology field.
Check our "In The Press" section for more information and Computer Aid's expectations for the Beijing+20 59th Commission on the Status of Women.