International Women’s Day 2023 “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality” Public Lecture at UGM – Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

The United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day, under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, recognizes and celebrates the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. The observance will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, and it will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence.

To mark this observance, the UN team in Indonesia lines up a couple of outreaches including a site visit from the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia to Yogyakarta where there is – with UN support – an initiative that successfully addresses the digital gender gap and spotlights the importance of reducing women’s exclusion from the digital world. During the travel, the Resident Coordinator will visit project sites, meet women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology, civil society organizations (CSOs) / community-based organizations (CBOs) or the local private sector, as well as Government officials, if relevant.

In order to amplify the significance of this observance, the Resident Coordinator will engage the University of Gadjah Mada – Faculty of Social and Political Science – and will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, 7 March 2023.

• To raise awareness about discrimination towards women, including online. To promote action to drive gender parity – among UGM students
• To promote the UN in Indonesia’s work in supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment

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