For International Women’s Day, EQUALS, the global partnership that works towards digital gender equality, reaffirms its commitment to innovating with allies and making use of available digital technologies to ensure the tech sector is fully accessible and open to all, regardless of gender.
Led by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations University (UNU), UN Women, GSMA, and the International Trade Centre (ITC), and joined by a diverse group of companies, organizations and universities from around the globe, EQUALS brings different voices and capacities together to promote opportunities for women and girls. With over 55 committed partners and growing, we are standing together to show that a group of committed organizations can make great strides through proactive collaboration.
Our leadership will ensure women and girls have the access and skills to take part in, and help to shape, the digital transformations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. EQUALS is part of an unstoppable movement for women and girls in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – and innovation!
Making progress with an evidence-based approach
We can’t change what we don’t know.
Gender Equality and Big Data, a new report from EQUALS partner UN Women, highlights how the appropriate use of big data can help to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (Sustainable Development Goal 5).
An evidence-based approach is a critical component of the EQUALS initiative. Inadequate information can lead to unrecognized challenges, underestimated progress, and misguided policies. In contrast, sound data and information sharing enable effective and efficient decision-making.
That’s why EQUALS launched a Research Group of 26 academic partners, led by UNU. The Research Group is working to produce original, timely, and needed research. A flagship report on the State of Gender Digital Equality will be published by the end of 2018.
We are also mapping the active global organizations and programmes for women in ICTs. As our Action Map shows, many different groups, organizations and industries around the world are leading hundreds of initiatives to bring digital tech to women, and women to digital tech. Add your initiative today!
#TheTimeisNow to #PressforProgress, Together
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we join together to raise our collective voices for women and girls in tech!
For more information visit the EQUALS website and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter: #EQUALSinTech.
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