Information and communications technology (ICT) can help prevent and eradicate violence against women. Plus, they have been proven to help promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

The "ICT to prevent and eradicate violence against women" contest will award the three best initiatives, projects, programs or examples of public policies that use ICT to combat this problem. 

Participants may be individuals or legal entities, such as: Non-governmental organizations, civil society, OAS Member States and the Associate Members of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL).

Today, these issues are part of national and international agendas and progress has been made regarding the number of countries with laws against psychological, physical, patrimonial, economic, sexual, family, and work- or teaching-related violence and femicide. Nevertheless, there are still challenges in the application of these laws and the implementation of effective programs.

Click here for more information and to participate.