Preliminary findings of the gender digital inclusion map released

The ITU has launched the preliminary findings of the Gender Digital Inclusion Map, a research that has been ongoing since March 2016 with the aim to map projects that address the gender digital divide. The gender digital divide is a gender imbalance in terms of access to and participation in the digital world. The map is an important feature of the newly launched EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, an initiative that brings together and coordinates a broad coalition of programmes working towards the common goal of shrinking the gender digital divide. Jointly led by ITU and UN Women, EQUALS focuses on addressing Sustainable Development Goal 5b: Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular ICTs, to promote the empowerment of women.