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Author/s:  Mark West, Rebecca Kraut and Han Ei Chew
Publisher/s:  UNESCO
Published:  2019
Licence:  CC BY-SA

I'd blush if I could

Closing gender divides in digital skills through education

This publication seeks to expose some of these biases and put forward ideas to begin closing a digital skills gender gap that is, in most parts of the world, wide and growing. Today, women and girls are 25 per cent less likely than men to know how to leverage digital technology for basic purposes, 4 times less likely to know how to programme computers and 13 times less likely to file for a technology patent. At a moment when every sector is becoming a technology sector, these gaps should make policy-makers, educators and everyday citizens ‘blush’ in alarm. The publication explains the role gender-responsive education can play to help reset gendered views of technology and ensure equality for women and girls.


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