WSIS Forum 2021 | ICTs for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Societies and Economies (WSIS Action Lines for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are tools through which gender equality and women’s empowerment can be advanced, and are integral to the creation of societies in which both women and men can substantively contribute and participate.
The WSIS Forum has launched a 50/50 gender balance challenge in the wake of a call for realising equal participation at the WSIS Forum. The WSIS Stakeholders are all invited to mainstream a gender equality perspective and use ICTs to accelerate progress towards gender equality.
This year, the WSIS Forum 2021 continues with the ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming special track, which comprises interactive sessions with different topics covering gender and ICTs issues. This effort is also part of an initiative in addressing the gender gap in ICT that aligns with SDG Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. The cross-cutting commitments on gender equality are further echoed across all WSIS Action Lines.
To learn more about the ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming Special Track Agenda at the WSIS Forum 2021 go to https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2021/Agenda/SpecialTrack/2
COMPACT gender report (DOWNLOAD HERE) was disseminated during the opening session of the ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming special track.
This material was compiled by M21F