Placing gender equality at the heart of the Global Digital Compact: Taking forward the recommendations of the sixty seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Emerging digital technologies hold immense potential to improve people’s lives and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are rapidly transforming societies and propelling unprecedented advances in social and economic outcomes for women and girls. Yet digital technologies are simultaneously giving rise to profound new challenges, that may perpetuate and deepen existing patterns of gender inequalities, discrimination, and violence against women and girls. One of the greatest challenges of the world’s digital transformation today is to address the current gender digital divide. This has become the new face of gender inequality, limiting women’s and girls’ opportunities to meaningfully and safely access, use, lead and design technology.

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