Debate 1: The Digital Gender Gap
In all countries, CSOs are committed to the idea and principles of social and gender justice. Every person should have equal opportunities and the freedom to lead the life they want, regardless of their biological gender and social background.
We know from history that even in an analogue world reality doesn’t match these aspirations.
Three eminent speakers discussed the digital gender gap from three different perspectives: Women in tech and CSOs, as employees, managers and entrepreneurs; Women as target groups for digitally-driven programmes by humanitarian and development organisations; and Woman as feminist activists and political advocates in the digital space.
From their respective perspectives, they reviewed with the audience what is happening with the digital gender divide and how the COVID-19 crisis has affected women and girls. Are we getting closer to digital gender equality? Are we doing enough to transform gender norms? How do we connect the right dots to scale up projects that will achieve meaningful change? We discussed these fundamental ideas on digitalisation and globalisation and whether civil society and CSOs are up to the challenge.
You can watch the recording of the debate on YouTube:
4 March 2021, 17:00 hrs. CET
Digital Debates: Event Series
Every month, this event series will provide inspiring discussions for the civil society sector based on the constant change that digitalisation brings to our societies. Each debate will be a call to action for CSOs to take a more active role in shaping our digital future.
Barbara Iverson will moderate each debate. She teaches Interpersonal Skills and Intercultural Management at the CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.