Girls Can Code at World Summit on the Information Society

Girls Can Code at World Summit on the Information Society

Written by Lea Dettwiler, Programme Assistant Girls Can Code and Valentina Di Felice, Head of Impact and Learning. —- Girls Can Code at WSIS Last April The Womanity Foundation attended the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum to present Girls Can Code. 2019 marked the 10th edition of the biggest International Telecommunication Union […]

STEM for gender equality


Balance for Better: STEM for gender equality Globally, women are underrepresented in STEM. According to UNESCO, just 29% of those in science, research and development are women, with a low of 19% in South and West Asia. In Afghanistan in 2016, women’s participation in the labour force was only at 19% (UNESCO). The major barrier […]

Balance for Better: Girls Can Code

Yann Borgstedt wins Philanthropy Prize for innovative work with women

As part of our International Women’s Day blog series, we have interviewed some of the brilliant people that make our work at Womanity possible. In this interview, we hear from Girls Can Code Programme Director on what he enjoys most about his work, and what #BalanceforBetter means to him. — Girls participation in the STEM field […]

Girls Can Code And Girls Should Code in Afghanistan!

My experience as a Technical Supervisor of The Womanity Foundations’ ” Girls Can Code” Program, IT Expert, consultant and lecturer Every year, many bright girls graduate from high schools with good scores and, while many compete to entry University to secure a place in their faculties of choice, a huge number do not pursue higher education […]

Women's Day – Bold For Change

Women's Day - Bold For Change

Celebrate with us The International Women’s Day!  We are Bold For Change In the past 11 years, Womanity has developed innovative approaches that empower women and girls to become active contributors of their society. Investing in women helps them to attain their own – often neglected – legitimate human rights and effectively produces positive ripple […]

Afghanistan's female coders defy gender stereotypes

Afghanistan's female coders defy gender stereotypes

Meet Afghanistan’s female coders who are defying gender stereotypes by Kirstie Brewer, The Guardian contributor In a country where just 16% of the workforce is female, teaching women to code can help foster greater equality, empowerment and economic stability. In the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, a small but determined contingent of young women […]