"Girls in ICT Day" is marked annually worldwide on the fourth Thursday of April. It was celebrated this year on 27 April 2017.
The day was established by Resolution 70 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2010, with the aim of promoting gender equality in information and communication technologies (ICT) through policies and programmes that contribute to the socio-economic development of young women, creating opportunities and encouraging them to choose ICT training and careers.
The event is celebrated worldwide with a series of initiatives in schools, universities, government institutions, institutes and companies, showing young women the practical side of ICT-related professional activities.
FPC - Fundação Portuguesa para as Comunicações (Portuguese Communications Foundation) is also associated with the celebrations, through two initiatives:
- a challenge whereby schools and universities are invited to create digital works on the themes "Is Being Digital a Duty or a Right?" And "How to protect personal data in the digital world?"; and
- a debate, open to the public and shared among ICT professionals and students who participated in the digital challenge.
Voting on works is exclusively via the FCP Facebook page between 27 April and 1 May. The winning works will be announced during the above debate, which will take place on 4 May at FPC.
- Girls in ICT Portal http://girlsinict.org/
- Dia das Jovens Mulheres nas TIC 2017 | Girls in ICT Day 2017 http://www.fpc.pt/pt/?event=dia-das-jovens-mulheres-nas-tecnologias-informacao-comunicacao-tic-2017-girls-in-ict-day-2017-2&event_date=2017-04-27
- ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014) https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Digital-Inclusion/Documents/Resolutions/Resolution70_PP_BUSAN_14.pdf