#12STREAMS 1 – Closing the digital #gendergap: The role of socio-cultural factors @ITU_UNHQ @Equals @promujer @itu @UN_Women @GSMA @UNESCO @USAID #digitaldivide

LivestreamToday, Thursday December 26 2019, at 7pm EST (00:00 UTC,n the first installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s  ‘12  Days of Streams‘ annual highlights, we feature ‘The role of socio-cultural factors in closing the digital gender gap‘ – a session at UN HQ in NYC on 13 December 2019.

The latest statistics show that the proportion of women using the Internet globally is 48 per cent, compared to 58 per cent of men. In relative terms, this means that the global Internet user gap is 17 per cent. In developing countries, the digital gender divide is wider and growing faster, partly due to sociocultural issues such as gender stereotypes, and family and community views on access to, and use of, technology by women and girls. This meeting, under the umbrella of the EQUALS Global Partnership, brought together proponents of a number of remedial initiatives.

SPEAKERS: Revi Sterling, Director, USAID W-GDP, WomenConnect; Lisa Autz, Development Officer, Pro Mujer; Diana Spehar, Advocacy Manager – Connect Women, GSMA; Ingrid Sanchez Tapia, Education Specialist – Gender Equality and Secondary Education, UNICEF; Dan Seymour, Director for UN Women’s Strategic Partnership Division. Moderator: Ursula Wynhoven, ITU Representative to the United Nations, New York.

VIEW ON LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/gendergap

ORIGINAL STREAM: UN Web TV http://bit.ly/2tU5Ons | YouTube https://youtu.be/e0xJV9EtBDM

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