Country Jamaica
Year 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Community mobilization
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

As a means to support the digital empowerment of women and girls, the Government of Jamaica celebrated the International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day. In 2017, Girls in ICT Day Caribbean ‘Hackathon’ saw over 90 girls and young women from 15 high schools, universities and community colleges across the country, coming together to create innovative ICT-based solutions to address social issues such as domestic violence, cyber bullying, sexual assault, child abuse, sustainable development and climate change. Activities included mobile app-building, animation, robotics, digital video production and digital artworks and web development. Winners received cash prizes, bursaries, and mobile phones.

Source of Information

Jamaica's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.38-39

For more information: Girls In ICT Day Virtual Conference (Jamaica Information Service)