gender equality is nowhere near to being achieved in tech and innovation
at 15 years of age only 0.5% of girls wish to become ICT professionals, compared to 5% of boys. Girls lose interest in STEM as they get older due to gendered social expectation of profession.
women are still 8%less likely than men to own a mobile phone, and 20% less likely to use the internet on a mobile.
while women have been behind a number of scientific discoveries throughout history, just 30% of researchers worldwide and35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study are women.
85% of the women that are online either witness or experience harassment and other forms of violence
now imagine a world where
women and girls in all their diversity
have equal opportunities
to safely and meaningfully
access, use, lead, and design technology and innovation
with freedom of expression, joy, and boundless potential.
we are putting
that imagination into action
for the next five years
We are launching a multi-stakeholder Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality
We are making transformative commitments to leverage technology for gender equality.
We are creating a job fair on tech and innovation to make available to young women all around the world opportunities to join the digital and tech economies.
We are organizing a festival of feminist voices on Equal Digital Rights at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (30 June – 2 July 2021)