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The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April [1] to create awareness on the need for more girls and women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. [2]


The day is an initiative of the Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014) by the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union to create programs that encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies. [3]

In 2022, the African Development Bank's Coding for Employment program set aside half its training slots for women applicants to commemorate International Girls in ICT Day. [4]


In 2015, annual Girls in ICT Day events recorded about 177,000 girls around the world through over 5,300 events in more than 150 countries. [1] By 2022, International Telecommunication Union data showed that more than 3,62,000 girls and young women have celebrated more than 11,000 celebrations in 171 countries worldwide during the International Girls in ICT Day. [5]


  1. ^ a b ""Girls in ICT Day" highlights need to promote technology careers for women – Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth". Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  2. ^ "In Focus: International Girls in ICT Day". UN Women – Headquarters. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  3. ^ "International Girls in ICT Day | UN-Habitat". Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  4. ^ "International Girls in ICT Day: Coding for Employment's new digital skills training centres to boost women's opportunity in information and communication technology fields". African Development Bank - Building today, a better Africa tomorrow. 2022-04-27. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  5. ^ "International Girls in ICT Day 2022: The Growing Importance of Women in Tech". News18. 2022-04-28. Retrieved 2022-07-14.

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