subscribe: Posts | Comments

Take action to end the gender technology gap

0 comments

equal rights, women and girls, science and techonology, United NationsOr face more inequality, less innovation and solutions that leave women out.

A global technology revolution is taking place, and if women and girls are not part of it, the future for women’s human rights will be bleak.

Join us in asking world’s leaders to ensure an end the gender gap in science and technology.

The Global Fund for Women and UN Women need 20,000 petition signatures by 5 March 2015.

Women and girls have the power and ingenuity to ignite change—but not unless they are equal players in science and technology.

Right now, women around the globe are too often excluded from the global technology revolution.

The result: more inequality, less innovation, and solutions that leave women out.

As the United Nations sets global goals for the next decade and beyond, join us in asking governments to end the gender gap in science and technology.

Global Fund for Women has joined forces with UN Women to create the Fueling Change Petition.

Add your signature so it will be included when the petition is delivered to some of the world’s leading decision makers for International Women’s Day in March 2015.

The petition will be delivered to the Director General of UNESCO, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the chair of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

So please sign – and call on your government, regional institutions, and the United Nations to make sure women and girls are at the centre of the science and technology revolution and ask them to:

Remove all barriers to the development and use of technology;

Increase investment in girls’ science and technology education;

Ensure women’s and girls’ full participation as developers and innovators;

Increase the recruitment and progression of women in science and technology jobs; and

Ensure that science and technology respond to the needs of women and girls.

Go for it.

Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *