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AI for Good Global Summit

Goal 5. Gender

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Gender Equality


ICTs can provide great opportunities for gender equality by enabling everyone to have access to the same online resources and opportunities. They enable women to gain a stronger voice in their communities, their government and at the global level. ICTs can also provide new opportunities for women’s economic empowerment by creating business and employment opportunities for women as owners and managers of ICT-accessed projects, as well as employees of new business ventures. Yet, over 250 million fewer women are online than man. The gender gap in access to ICTs needs to be urgently addressed if the benefits of ICTs to gender equality and gender empowerment are to be achieved. 





Case study – Philippines


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"We will accept nothing less than a 50-50 planet."

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director, UN Women