GirlsGoIT Ambassadors Invited at GirlsinICT Day Global Webinar
Empower Women and UN Women hosted a webinar to share the work of international community in promoting women and girls in ICT. GirlsGoIT Ambassadors and Mozilla foundation were invited in the webinar panel in sharing their experiences from the perspective of what ICT means to them and how they managed to break stereotypes.
The webinar was organised to celebrate women and girls in the field of ICT, on the day of Girls in ICT.
Amira Dhalla from Mozilla Foundation joined the panel and presented Women and Web Literacy program of Mozilla and how the program has focused in providing accessible, safe, open and innovate web for women.
Amira mentioned that: "we strive to provide an healthy internet, safe and open for women, teaching the core of web literacy for women and girls which is what Mozilla stands, by that we launched Mozilla women's digital literacy clubs in Africa in 2016".
Mihaela Iurascu, president of TEKEDU, a not-for-profit organisation who developed GirlsGoIT jointly with UN Women, eGovernment Center, Novateca and ATIC, shared in the panel discussion how GirlsGoIT platform is empowering young women through ICT in Moldova and the huge success of established GirlsGoIT local clubs in 11 districts in Moldova.
Valeria Ceban and Parascovia Digori, Ambassadors of GirlsGoIT shared how GirlsGoIT program has expanded their views and thought them how to code. It also engaged them to lead GirlsGoIT local club in their communities inspiring their peers in school.
The webinar session was moderated by Diana Rusu, Policy Analyst and Innovation for Empower Women.
In 2015, GirlsGoIT organised Girls in ICT day workshop. The event led girls in creating stories through digital platform.
Girls in ICT Day, an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), developed to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.