Train Women, Girls to Use Satellite, Climate Data


Today, girls and women are still underrepresented in STEM education and employment, globally. RightsTech Women is working on improving the situation by providing innovative and fun training that is free for girls and women, which combines robotics, programming and human rights.

Since December 2021, RightsTech Women and partners have been training women and girls aged 14 and older in how to understand climate change through satellite data.

By doing this, we help to build their confidence, spark curiosity and open up more career opportunities for them. Now, we need your help to reach even more girls and women by donating to our training program.

In-person and Online Training for 20,000 More Girls Globally

Working with our great partners, RightsTech Women (RTW) has trained over 500 girls, women and teachers, most so far from around the Geneva, Switzerland area. We have partnered with organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union's WSIS Forum, CERN Micro Club, Hepia (HES-GE), CERN, CERN Women in Technology, PoppyStation, and the City of Geneva (Switzerland). Now we are working to reach 20,000 more girls around the world by offering more free training. Your donation will help us to reach more girls, build their confidence, and open up more career opportunities for them. Find out more in our video.

Help Eliminate the STEM Gender Gap

RightsTech Women works to eliminate the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Your support will help RTW to build a network and train more girls in selected countries, eventually to reach thirty-three countries in five regions. With your support, we can provide additional in-person and online training, so that girls around the world can access and enjoy our unique STEM and human rights learning.

RTW's research shows that the STEM gender gap is a global problem, not just in certain countries. At the same time, the number of jobs in STEM is increasing. Without significant efforts, the STEM gender gap cannot be fixed and will keep getting bigger. On top of the STEM gender gap, millions of children had their education interrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We're working to get rid of the STEM gender gap, but we need your support.

Join Our Movement: Help Cover Our Training and Outreach Costs. 

The inequalities are big, and the need for accessible, free training is as well. To reach gender parity in STEM, more girls and women must get access, skills and encouragement in STEM to get the STEM jobs of today and tomorrow. If you think so, too, please show your support by donating an amount of any size. Your donation will help us cover curriculum development, IT equipment, trainer costs, outreach and advertising. Donating and then sharing our link can help us grow!

About RightsTech Women: Advancing Girls and Women in STEM

Founded in 2018, RightsTech Women (RTW) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit association based in Geneva, Switzerland that advances the human rights of girls and women around the world in STEM education and employment. (In case the acronym, 'STEM' is new to you - this stands for science, technology, education and mathematics.) What sets us apart is our innovative mission, activities, team and enthusiastic learners. 

- Our mission is to get more girls and women into STEM education and employment while increasing their awareness of their relevant human rights. Unlike other organizations, RTW covers the life cycle of girls and women in STEM, from primary school all the way through lifelong learners. 

- Our activities include cutting-edge research, advocacy, and hybrid training that connects technology and human rights training. In addition to learning how to program robots and basic computational thinking, our learners find out about their human rights in STEM, like their rights to education and equality, and to learn and do science. We build a network of highly qualified STEM professionals to be resource persons along the path from student to professional. To make sure girls have female role models in our tech trainings, we train female STEM coaches, and we share stories from women in STEM. A data-driven organization, our research guides all of our work.

- Our team includes dedicated and enthusiastic engineers, lawyers, and physicists of different genders. We will grow our team of professionals over the next five years as we scale up to achieve STEM gender equality in countries around the world.

- Our learners are women and girls who come from all kinds of different STEM learning situations, whether active STEM learners with proactive parents who encourage them, those who have learned some programming at school, or those who have never seen it before our trainings. Our coaches meet learners wherever they are in their learning journeys.

RightsTech Women's Auditor is PricewaterhouseCoopers SA.

We are thrilled to be on this journey. We hope that you will join us! Let's change the world, together.

With thanks,

The RightsTech Women Team (Ellen, Alexandra, Brice, Makoto, Magda and Arwa)

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