Taking Stock of the State of Gender Digital Equality — EQUALS Report Launch

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•03•15    13:30 - 14:45
    New York

    On 15 March 2019, the UNU Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) will co-organise the event EQUALSinTech: Taking Stock of the State of Gender Digital Equality at UN Headquarters in New York.

    EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age is a coalition of programmes dedicated to promoting digital gender equality. The Partnership was launched in September 2016 and co-founded by the International Telecommunications Union, UN Women, UNU, the International Trade Centre, and the mobile communications trade body GSMA.

    At the event the Research Group under the EQUALS Partnership will be launching its inaugural report that offers an overarching global outlook on the state of women and girls’ access, skills and leadership across multiple areas of the digital age.

    The report, Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills, and Leadership, highlights the implications of persistent gaps across different facets of digital technologies. It also presents a compilation of case studies written by more than 25 leading experts and researchers that tell the story of how technology impacts women and girls in various contexts, including jobs and wages, security and privacy, cyber threats, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

    The launch will showcase the key findings of the EQUALS Research Group’s inaugural report and highlight the importance of data-driven and evidence-based actions by all relevant stakeholders including government officials, policymakers, business leaders, civil society actors, and academia. The launch will feature expert panelists to discuss the state of gender digital equality in the world today.

    The launch will be held during the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63 2019).

    For full details and registration information, see the event page on the UNU-CS website.