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5 ways to bridge the Digital gender Gap


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Präsentation der Studienergebnisse bei einer Sitzung der UN-Frauenrechtskommission unter dem Hauptthema „Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work“ in New York

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5 ways to bridge the Digital gender Gap

  1. 1. 5 ways to bridge the digital gender gap Preliminary research findings, presented by Franziska Kreische
  2. 2. Information and communication technology provides important opportunities for the empowerment of individuals and societies. World Bank 2015, Digital Dividends
  3. 3. Women are 50% less likely to be connected than men. 50% less likely to speak out online and a third as likely to use the Internet for work compared to men. World Wide Web Foundation 2015, Women’s Rights Online
  4. 4. How to bridge the digital gender gap A research project in cooperation with W20 Germany International research in 6 countries across 4 continents: Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Indonesia & Germany Interviews with ICT initiatives, policy experts and women engagement groups ● Country specific findings, but also striking similarities. ● Five recommendations to bridge the digital gender gap.
  5. 5. When ICT data excludes data on women specifically, women become ignored in data and policy. ITU 2014, 11th World Telecommunication/ ICT Indicators Symposium
  6. 6. Improve transparency and understanding around women’s access to and usage of ICT: ● Collect and publish gender disaggregated data. ● Research complex interrelations and dependencies, e.g. between income, education and ICT usage. 1.
  7. 7. Affordable access for the poor: ● Provide subsidised access ● Incentivize mobile operators ● Promote competition 2.
  8. 8. Offer: Relevant, accessible, safe Design and content of services should be tailored to women's needs and lived experience 3.
  9. 9. ICT literacy for all girls (and boys): ● ICT training needs to be obligatory in school curriculum ● Teach digital skills from primary school onwards ● Peer-to-peer to reach older females 4.
  10. 10. Integrated policy frameworks: It needs gender sensitive policy action and integration/support of best practices in national curriculum 5.
  11. 11. Access Use Skills
  12. 12. Contact Information Franziska Kreische Project manager at betterplace lab email: phone: +49 172-3750881 twitter: @bpfranzi