In the International Day of Young Women in Ict (International Girls on Ict Day), celebrated as every year in April by the International Communications Union (Itu), the United Nations reiterates once again how the gender gift in Ict ass after wide: In the world, only 30% of technology professionals are women.
Internet access is closing the gap: 57% of women go online versus 62% of men. But here lies one of the problems: land skills to use the Internet are not evenly distributed in the population. This is why the 2022 International Girls in Ict Day is focused on “Access and security”two key elements for girls and all young people to be able to use ICT technologies in a conscious way and move into the digital world and benefit from it in a safe way.
Call to action for girls on tribal studies and ICT careers
One of the fundamental obstacles to women’s participation in ICT is Lack of basic and advanced knowledge and skills. Access to education at all levels is an indispensable prerequisite for a conscious and fruitful access to the Internet.
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If women do not have access to the Internet and do not feel safe online, they will not be able to develop the necessary digital skills and be active in digital space, the ITU states. This in turn reduces the opportunities for women to choose tribal disciplines between the subjects of study and to work in the scientific and technological fields.
Girls in Ict Day is a call to action that aims to inspire girls and young women zu pursue a career based on knowledge of tribal disciplines“, confirms the Secretary-General of the ITU, Houlin Zhao. “I call on governments, businesses, universities and other interlocutors to do their utmost to support girls and young women and give them the opportunity to realize their dreams.”
Technology needs women
Itu and its partners in all sectors work together to find solutions and ideas that reduce barriers to access and strengthen online security. The Itu Initiative Partner2Connect provides a model of multisectoral collaboration and creativity to support girls and their families around the world.
“International Women’s Day in ICT is also a stimulus for the creation of alliances to find solutions to the gender gap in ICT. We invite partners to join the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition,” he said. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. “Women and girls around the world want to be part of the digital revolution. If we remove barriers to access and security, women and girls can make excellent contributions to ICT and reap the benefits of these technologies. In short: Technology needs girls and girls need technology “.
In Italy only 22% of the girls in the tribe complete courses
In Italy only 22% of girls chooses university courses Strain is important. And despite the fact that 2021 has registered 15.74% increase in enrollment in IT and ICT technologiesScience subjects are still considered “inappropriate” by girls. Better, but not too much, in the rest of Europe where, according to the Women on the Digital Scoreboard 2021 by the European Commission, Women represent only one-third of the vote graduates and only those 15.5% of startups its founders are women who are active in the new business scene.
But the basis for an increase would be there: according to one Microsoft surveyed 11,500 young women in 12 European countries, 11-12 year old girls are just as interested in tribal topics as boys. However, as soon as they become 15-16, their interest collapses. At that age, according to the OECD, only 5% of girls says they expect a career in computer science or engineering, compared to 18% of teenagers.
“There is awareness and a change of pace that needs to start with the family and the school. We can put in place a number of encouraging measures to enroll in the tribal grades, and we have Scholarships for women enrolling in 20% of undergraduate courses. But a cultural change remains fundamental, we must remove these gender stereotypes. “He says Minister for Universities and Research, Maria Cristina Messa. “The stereotype comes from the family,” the minister added. “It’s one thing to live in a big city. are very committed to calming this phenomenon, and I hope that part of the funds going to the South will be invested to keep the young people in. Thanks to the funds from the NRP, the Minister recalls, increased, especially for non-resident students.
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