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Rethinking how to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide…

Rethinking how to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide (CSW67 Side Event)
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Bridging the gender digital divide requires frank discussion on its causes and consequences. 

This side event aims to raise awareness among attendees of the United Nations 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and all stakeholders about the gender digital divide and the role of digital skills in addressing it. The event will also provide a platform for inter-generational dialogue, and an opportunity for experience sharing and generating recommendations for future action. It also aims to draw the attention of policy makers on the potential of digital skills and means in addressing the divide.

This includes understanding differences in access to safe online spaces and new technologies, as well as education and training in basic and advanced digital skills. Action is needed to develop gender responsive policies in this regard, including initiatives that address affordability barriers for both devices and connectivity, and strategies that will expand access to mobile phones and data.