Historically, girls and women have faced discrimination and major inequalities in education, health, social welfare, political participation, and justice. Many of these disparities between men and women have been perpetuated online.
Women's rights online address the online aspects of traditional women’s rights, including the right to hold office, the right to equal pay, and the right to education.
With online participation, women’s involvement in public and political life has been on the rise. However, for women to take full advantage of the benefits of the Internet and communication technologies, barriers such as inequality of access and technology-related violence against women must be eliminated. Violence, migration, conflict, and crisis have also affected the well-being of women and their ability to fulfil their potential both offline and online.