The Atlantic Council’s recommendations for policymakers in reaching digital gender equality
The Atlantic Council has found that women in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to lag behind males in terms of internet and mobile broadband access, digital skill expertise, and representation in digital jobs.
The Atlantic Council’s findings suggest that women in Latin America and the Caribbean face barriers to accessing digital technologies and jobs, which are necessary for economic growth and gender equality. Policymakers in the region are advised to focus on reducing the digital gender gap, as this would bring several benefits, such as creating a bigger pool of qualified talent for businesses, providing women with access to higher-paying jobs, and promoting gender equity in pay and labour-market participation. Additionally, increasing women’s access to digital technologies and skills can have positive spillover effects on societies and economies in general.
However, to effectively tackle these issues, it is essential to ensure that policies are sustainable and designed to meet the needs of all women. This can be achieved by providing social and institutional support for empowerment projects and the women participating in them.