COVID-19 and the Gender Digital Divide

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Speeches Shim

The gap between women and men’s access to and use of the Internet and mobile phones is significant. As COVID-19 increases countries’ reliance on digital services, men will benefit disproportionately to women since they will have greater access to life-saving information. Women and girls not having access to resilience building information will be left behind, exacerbating existing gender inequalities. While there is pressure to act quickly, gender must be considered across all response and recovery efforts. The decisions made now will have long term effects on the stabilization and resilience of communities, especially women and girls.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 3:45pm