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.

 

The Global Gender Gap Report

 
World Economic Forum, 2018

The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition studies skills gender gaps related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

Digital Jobs for Youth: Young Women in the Digital Economy

 
Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), 2018

The report provides operational recommendations for the design and implementation of gender-inclusive digital jobs interventions for youth and identifies design elements and strategies that are especially helpful in connecting young women to the digital economy.

 

Taking stock: Data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership - Preliminary findings

 
EQUALS Research Group, 2018

The inaugural report of the EQUALS Research Group lays the foundation for the EQUALS Partnership agenda by surveying the landscape of knowledge on gender equality as it relates to the three EQUALS action areas: Access, Skills and Leadership.

 

Recommendations for action: Bridging the digital gender gap

 
GSMA, 2018

This document provides an overview of the importance of advancing digital inclusion for women. It describes some of the challenges and outlines recommendations for coordinated and effective action by the G20 to support women’s empowerment and equal participation in the digital future.

 

Women´s Digital Inclusion: Background Paper for the G20

 
The Internet Society, 2018

The paper outlines ways in which policy makers can facilitate the internet’s positive potential through an enabling framework for women’s digital inclusion. In its conclusions, the paper reaffirms that the internet has great potential to advance women’s equality and empowerment, but that will not be achieved without greater understanding, analysis and policy development which seeks to align digital development with gender equality.

 

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate

 
OECD, 2018

The new OECD report says women are not currently empowered to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation. The report calls for concrete actions including investments in broadband infrastructure, education and skills, and actions to tackle gender stereotypes and address social norms that lead to discrimination.

 

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

Cover of the study Recommendations for Action
 
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.

 

#eSkills4Girls: How to integrate digital literacy in national education systems

 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 2017

The report addresses questions related to the integration of digital literacy in education systems with a special focus on girls and young women. Experts from academia, politics, private sector, non-governmental and international organisations
identify challenges, but also promising approaches and recommendations for further action.

 

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

 
World 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.

 

Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age

 
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Gender Tool Box

 
Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), 2016

The Gender Toolbox gathers knowledge material and method support on gender equality in the form of tools, briefs and thematic overviews.