TEKEDU announces the third-year continued collaboration with UN Women in Moldova, to have more girls pick career in the ICT sector. The continued partnership will support mainstream advocacy on identifying and promoting positive champions in education and local workforce sector as a means to increase more young girls to take interest in the fast and growing industry in Moldova.
UN Women in Moldova is one of the founding partners of GirlsGoIT and their valued contributions to support Moldova's development has made it possible that girls have access and equal rights to benefit from mainstream technologies. With UN Women in Moldova contributions, GirlsGoIT have expanded to 11 regions (Calarasi, Ungheni, Rezina, Straseni, Soroca, Salcuta, Stefan-voda, Comrat, Chisinau, Orhei and Hincesti), 23 girls are now pursuing computer science related courses at in various technical universities.
UN Women in Moldova also contributed to the development a 2020 ambitious strategy, with 4E pillars on Education, Entrepreneurship, Employment and Equality for young women access in and through technology. The 4E strategy was developed by consortium of organisations from Government institutions, International organisations, local ICT companies, civil societies to media agencies. You can learn more about the 4E strategy.
“Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are increasingly shaping our world, understandings, interactions and political, social and economic orders. The beneficial applications of ICTs for women and girls are many and cut across all dimensions of life, livelihoods and citizenship. ICT sector represents incredible employment and leadership opportunities for women whether in the private sector—as entrepreneurs and business leaders, public sector, education and economic development or academia. Efforts need to be made to recruit, retain and promote qualified women in the ICT workforce.To bridge the gender gap in the fastest-growing economic sector in Moldova - information technologies - we support the GirlsGoIT platform since 2015 as founding partners. To this day, we are proud partners of GirlsGoIT - the program has grown and encouraged a new generation of Moldovan girls and young women to use ICTs as an empowerment tool to bring change to their communities, while challenging deeply-rooted gender stereotypes" UN Women in Moldova