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Leveraging the power of ICTs for rural women and girls (CSW62 Side Event)
20 Mar 2018 -  The session will showcase information and communication technologies (ICTs) policies, practices and initiatives that are working for rural women and girls. The goal is to raise awareness and inspire more governments and stakeholders to prioritize issues of ICT access for this key segment of the population, whose empowerment is vital for the achievement of the SDGs, but who currently are among the least connected. It will also highlight lessons learned, success factors and pitfall to avoid for impactful programmes on ICTs for rural women and girls. The session is a collaboration between UN entities and the mobile industry association and other organizations in support of EQUALS (equals.org): the Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.