RightsTech Women had an amazing year in 2019. With partners, RTW trained more than 400 girls on robotics, programming and human rights in Geneva, Switzerland. RTW built new and fruitful partnerships, collaborating with the City of Geneva, CERN and more. RTW celebrated its second year anniversary (c’est déjà quelque chose!). (That’s already something!) The team… Read More
Happy Girls in ICT Day 2020! Most people are staying safe at home now and we hope you are too. Still, it’s Girls in ICT Day 2020 on 23 April 2020! (‘ICT’ stands for ‘information communication and technology’.) This year’s CERN Globe event was cancelled, like most other things Unfortunately, CERN, CERN Micro Club, RightsTech… Read More
On 14 June 2019, thousands of women are gathering in Geneva to march for equal pay. Today women from all over the world are generally paid less than men, with considerable differences between countries. How does the situation in Switzerland look like? Read More
World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated every 10 November, highlights the important role of science in society and also underlines the relevance of science in our daily lives. Read More
CERN Micro Club and RightsTech Women are organizing a free, educational event in Geneva, “Robotics for girls”. We are looking for volunteer coaches who speak both English and French and are willing to transmit basic notions of programming to girls aged between 10 and 18-year-old.
The idea is to familiarize girls with basic programming concepts and human-machine interactions through the use of the educational robots “Poppy Ergo Jr”. Programming an object (such as a robot) is interesting as it gives immediate physical feedback and allows to learn quickly. We believe that early exposure and familiarity in a dedicated environment is key to demystifying technology. During the workshop, participants will also learn about the human right to education, including science education, in a child-friendly format. Read More
RightsTech Women is currently looking for volunteers in the areas of research, marketing, fundraising, basic office administration and… baking. We offer to gain solid work experience under supervision, for a cause to advance the human rights of women and girls in the STEM fields. Check our page with volunteer opportunities in Geneva to read about open… Read More