Resources

Here you can find any kind of online resource which underpins the topic gender digital divide and equality. Various reports and websites provide an excellent starting point for research on the topic and for more information on country specific needs, challenges and solutions.

 

Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

 
Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, 2017

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, co-chaired by the GSMA and UNESCO, released a report, which sets specific recommendations to address the barriers women face in order to access and use the Internet. The report highlights key action areas for different types of stakeholders as part of the group’s efforts to ensure that all women and girls can fully participate in the online world.

 

Women's Pathways to the Digital Sector: Stories of Opportunities and Challenges

 
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 2017

This report aims at understanding the role of ICT in realising women's rights, gender equality, and women's economic empowerment. Building on existing data and information from leading experts, including the GSMA, the ITU, the World Bank, and the Alliance for Affordable Internet, Panoply Digital collected real-life stories from 22 women who have navigated various obstacles to carve out a career for themselves in the digital sector.

 

Skills for a Digital World

 
OECD, 2016

This report provides new evidence on the effects of digital technologies as well as the demand for skills and discusses key policies for skills development adapted to the digital economy. Workers across an increasing range of occupations need generic and/or advanced ICT skills to use such technologies effectively. This report discusses measures that can help to ensure that the diffusion of digital technologies is accompanied by the development of the skills needed for their effective use.

 

Digging into Data on the Gender Digital Divide

 
Word Wide Web Foundation

The article provides a wide range of data on the digital gender divide. It focuses specifically on the urban-rural divide as well as on age as a factor in the digital gender gap. Recommendations are given on how to ensure gender-responsive policies with regards to ICT.

 

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

 
UNESCO

In this article, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, voices her concern over the growing digital gender divide. "In order for the divide to be overcome, investments in quality education and media literacy must be made," Bokova says.

 

Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age initiated by ITU and UN Women

 
EQUALS

The website promotes gender equality in the digital age. It provides basic data on the digital gender gap and features testimonials of prominent supporters.

 

Online platform on women’s economic empowerment

 
EmpowerWomen.org

The online platform EmpowerWomen.org offers amongst others great skills development opportunities. There are also many more resources and stories on how girls get into STEM and ICT.

 

Girls in ICT Portal

 
ITU

The portal promotes the "Girls in ICT Day". It provides, amongst other things, reports and videos from past events as well as information on how to get involved and start a "Girls in ICT Day" yourself.

 

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communications Technologies

 
UNCTAD

The publication emphasises the importance of digital tools and access to them for female entrepreneurs in developing countries.

 

Voices from girls and women in tech

 
UN WOMEN

This page of the UN Women website shows portraits of inspiring women and girls in ICT from around the globe.

 

How can we close the digital gender gap?

 
ITU

The article provides detailed statistical information on the digital gender divide worldwide. It then draws conclusions from these findings and identifies a number of key lessons to be learned regarding the digital gender divide.

 

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

 
UN Women

The article gives a general overview on the subgoals, which are to be achived under the umbrella of SDG number 5, by 2030.

 

Female leaders take steps to end the gender digital divide

 
ONE

ONE is a key player, both in Germany and world wide, who works on closing the digital gender divide. This article discusses the input of female leaders in closing the digital gender divide.

 

Push for bridging of gender digital divide

 
NewTimes (Ruanda)

At the "Transform Africa Summit", female leaders from African states, as well as from international organisations, emphasised the necessity of ending the digital gender divide and the need for more women studying STEM subjects.

 

Digital Gender Gap Audit Scorecard Toolkit

 
World Wide Web Foundation

The toolkit serves as an individual assessment of the digital gender gap in countries across the globe. It puts a particular focus on the achievements of the SDGs that are related to gender equality.

 

Staying connected: Closing the digital gender gap!

 
Women and The Web Alliance

The article lists some of the main obstacles to achieving gender equality with regard to ICTs. These obstacles are, amongst others, affordability of and access to ICTs as well as the lack of relevant content and online safety for women.

 

The Gender Tool Box

 
Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)

The report focuses on gender-specific ICT issues in developing countries, such as poverty, illiteracy, and cultural stereotypes.