Gender data



policies, strategies
and budgets

  • Encourage and support Member States to include gender equality targets across all ICT/broadband and other related strategies, policies, plans and budgets to ensure they support women and girls in accessing and using the Internet and broadband; along with clear accountability structures to ensure targets are delivered.


Access and affordability

  • Encourage Member States to support efforts to ensure that the cost of data and devices for accessing the Internet is affordable to women and girls, particularly for those with lower incomes; to increase network coverage, capacity and quality, particularly in underserved areas where a significant population are women and girls; and to provide safe and accessible public access facilities to serve women and girls.


Education and digital skills

  • Invest in Member State capacity- building initiatives which pay particular attention to increasing women and girl citizens’ digital literacy and confidence, including for women and girls across all levels of education, income and familiarity with ICT and the Internet.


Harassment and digital safety

  • Encourage Member States to strengthen measures at the national level to protect women and girls against ICT-mediated abuse and harassment; including through legal and policy frameworks that recognise and address ICT-mediated abuse, harassment and fraud, and through measures that promote access to justice.