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Girls in ICT

The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (UN ITU) has launched a new portal for girls and young women aimed increasing access jobs, training and career advice in the information communication technology (ICT) sector. The Girls In ICT Portal aims to not only inspire young women to pursue careers in ICT but to develop a network of women working in a male-dominated industry.

Selection of media coverage from the Girls in ICT launch

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism is an international campaign calling for an end to violence against women. From the 25 November to the 10 of December thousands of organisations and individuals across the globe will took a stand against gender-based violence. The 16 day campaign focuses on 3 pillars of: prevention, protection and provision of services. Based on country data available , up to 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime – the majority by husbands, intimate partners or someone they know. Wikigender has gathered a selection of news articles and blog posts covering the 16 days of violence.

Women of the Arab Spring

The revolutionary wave of uprisings that has swept across the Middle East and North Africa has lead us to question the degree to which women were the driving force behind the protests and led us to question what changes will be made in the coming years as a result of the civil movement. The Arab Spring is really a story about the mobilization of the masses from all levels of socio-economic status, gender, age and culture, however the significant of this social movement will have ramifications for women within the region and beyond. Traditionally Arab leadership is a male affair, however the combined effects of the youthful optimism and social media have given prominence to women in the Arab Spring that they have not had in the past.

Men in gender equality special focus: News items

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