Bridging the digital gender gap
In many parts of the world, computers and mobile phones are considered men’s tools, with 200 million fewer women than men using the internet.
“Navigating the world digitally is absolutely critical to being fully engaged in society,” said Catherine King, Global Fund for Women’s Executive Producer. “Women and girls are missing, are underrepresented or are dropping out.”
Access and influence are key issues that are being addressed, with change-makers harnessing the internet to create real change for women. Argentinian group ACCT (Coordinated Action Against Human Trafficking) is using forensic technology to find missing women and girls by creating the country’s first human trafficking database. The Afghan Institute of Learning is also helping young girls develop literacy skills by teaching them to read and write using mobile phones.