Geena Davis, UN: “Tech Needs Girls”

Actress joins campaign to promote women, girls in tech

Sara Inés Calderón | July 4, 2012 | 7:35 pm
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Actress Geena Davis, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, as named as a special envoy to the United Nations to promote the role of women and girls in technology. According to a release from the UN:

Among her duties will be to promote the ‘Tech Needs Girls’ campaign of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – a three-year campaign that seeks to raise global awareness of the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in empowering women…

The ‘Tech Needs Girls’ campaign aims to highlight the potential of technology to transform women’s lives, whether it be through ICT-based career choices or by improved access to services like e-health, e-education, e-commerce, e-banking and a host of new applications and devices that can help girls and women address their day-to-day challenges, ITU stated in a news release.

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