BPFA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1 End all forms of discrimination against the
2 End negative cultural attitudes and practices
3 Promote and protect the rights of the girl-child
and increase awareness of her needs and potential.
4 Eliminate discrimination against girls in
education, skills development and training.
Through children's broadcasting networks girls
are presenting their ideas, opinions, demands and increasing their
participation in community life.
Online campaigns, conferences and discussions
produced by girls, alongside women who are serving as mentors,
are disseminating information on equal rights and creating a greater
awareness of girls' needs and potential.
Out of school girls are continuing their education
through online education projects.
WHAT GENDER ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR IN THE
WSIS POLICY DOCUMENTS
Spearhead initiatives that build skills through
education and empowerment of women and girls.
Develop early intervention programmes in science
and technology that target girls and young women in order to increase
the number of women in ICT-related professions.
Ensure that the production of international
e-learning programmes incorporate contents, context and vision
that reflect cultural diversity. Equality of opportunity for girls
and young women must be integral to the development of these programmes.
Ensure gender balance, and even positive discrimination
in favour of the girl child for a period of time, in order to
create a balance in trained information technology graduates.