New policy brief: Bridging the Digital Literacy Gender Gap in Developing Countries

An international team worked on a policy brief, Bridging the Digital Literacy Gender Gap in Developing Countries, to urge the G20 and other countries to address the digital literacy challenges women face.

According to the data, women are clearly being left behind in the digital sector. The gender gap in digital literacy in some economies, cultures, and locations inhibits women from taking advantage of improved educational possibilities and career prospects.

This policy brief assesses the correlation between sociocultural and digital literacy gaps. The article goes on to explain why gaps in digital literacy start developing at a young age and how most programmes for developing digital skills miss the challenges that women confront in integrating into the digital world. In its conclusion, it identifies solutions to these problems and urges the G20 and other nations to deal with the particular difficulties associated with women’s digital literacy.

The main issue with women’s access to digital resources is not technology itself, but rather where women are situated in society. The gender digital gap is widened by elements including lack of autonomy, unequal access to education, and the perception of women as unsafe in digital areas.