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EQUALS in Tech Awards 

Congratulations to all the Winners of the 2023 EQUALS in Tech Awards!


The winners were announced at the EQUALS in Tech Awards ceremony held on 12 December 2023 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during the Partner2Connect Annual Meeting.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards, and our panel of judges has selected the winners from the EQUALS in Tech Awards finalists announced earlier. The finalists were selected from more than 132 nominated initiatives from 54 countries from around the world.

The Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), Dr Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava, had opened the nominations for the EQUALS in Tech Awards 2023.




The EQUALS Global Partnership was seeking nominations for the 2023 EQUALS in Tech Awards. We wanted to hear about initiatives, projects, movements, organizations and institutions around the world working to bridge the gender digital divide.

Every year, EQUALS invites nominations from committed and creative initiatives aiming to give women and girls equal access to the Internet, the necessary digital skills, and career opportunities in the tech sector. The Awards are a recognition from a global, multisectoral group of partners who share a commitment to gender equality in the digital age. Winners join a strong community of support and expand their networks.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards - join us in celebrating this milestone.

EQUALS was seeking nominations for initiatives both large and small, from around the world, in the following award categories:


  • Access: Initiatives related to improving women and girl’s digital technology access, connectivity and security

  • Skills: Initiatives that support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills of women and girls

  • Leadership in Tech: Initiatives focused on promoting women in decision-making roles within the ICT field

  • Leadership in SME: Initiatives promoted by tech sector companies to bridge the digital gender divide

  • Research: Initiatives prioritizing research on gender digital divides and producing reliable evidence to tackle diversity issues within STEM and computing fields


Last year, EQUALS launched a new category of Awards to celebrate, promote and highlight the work of its partners: the EQUALS Special Recognition Partner Award.


The deadline for nominations was 3 September 2023, 23:59 CET.

The call for nominations was open to all individuals and organizations, regardless of their languages and nationalities, who wished to submit projects aimed at advancing gender equality using ICTs. The nomination form was available in six languages.

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Help us showcase the work of building gender digital equality by nominating today!

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About the #EQUALSinTech Awards

The annual EQUALS in Tech Awards are organized and presented by the EQUALS Global Partnership a network of 100+ NGOs, private sector companies, international organizations and research institutions – whose founding partners include the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Women, International Trade Centre, GSMA, and United Nations University. Together, the partnership works to bring the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to women and girls, and to help women succeed in the tech sector.

2022 Winners
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