EQUALSinTech: Taking Stock of the State of Gender Digital Equality – Launch of EQUALS Research Group’s Inaugural Report
23 August 2019
10am – 12:30 pm (SAT)
VENUE: School of Public Health, University oF the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Drive
The University of the Western Cape (Economic and Management Faculty and Faculty of Arts) in collaboration with Research ICT Africa invite you to the regional Equals research report launch. The Research Group under the EQUALS Partnership will be launching its inaugural report that offers an overarching global outlook on the state of women and girls’ access, skills and leadership across multiple areas of the digital age.
The report, Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills, and Leadership, highlights the implications of persistent gaps across different facets of digital technologies. It also presents a compilation of case studies written by more than 25 leading experts and researchers that tell the story of how technology impacts women and girls in various contexts, including jobs and wages, security and privacy, cyber threats, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).
The launch will showcase the key findings of the EQUALS Research Group’s inaugural report and highlight the importance of data-driven and evidence-based actions by all relevant stakeholders including government officials, policy-makers, business leaders, civil society actors, and academia. The launch will feature expert panelists to discuss the state of gender digital equality in the world today.
The UWC Department of Information Systems and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in collaboration with Research ICT Africa invite you to the launch.