Creating a level playing field

International Girls in ICT, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year (falling on 17 May this year) is an initiative backed by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).