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Tackling the digital gender divide


Government and business leaders worldwide must do more to narrow the digital gender divide, a G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting has said.

The meeting, held in Salta on Friday, released a declaration stating that ‘in many countries the digital gender divide remains large’ and that ‘G20 countries have an extraordinary opportunity to implement policies and actions that accelerate the full integration of women into the digital economy’. Improving connectivity was cited as being of huge strategic importance, with ministers agreeing that ‘universal connectivity is a powerful enabler of inclusive growth and sustainable development‘.

Read the full declaration for all the recommendations put forward for overcoming the digital gender divide.

And check out some of the ideas generated in the Twitter Chat we hosted with Knowledge4Innovation earlier this year on achieving gender equality more generally in STEM fields.

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