14 Oct FE: Empower Girls + Women 21
“The measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls.” ~Michelle Obama
We’ve gathered with The Wishwall tribe before to celebrate and empower girls. In 2021, we look to the Generation Equality Forum and their five-year commitments for bolder solutions to gender inequality–just as the world entered the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the pandemic has accelerated digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting, some 2.2 billion people below the age of 25 still do not have internet access at home.
Girls are more likely to be cut off. The gender gap for global internet users grew from 11 per cent in 2013 to 17 per cent in 2019. In the world’s least developed countries, it hovers around 43 per cent.
But the gender digital divide is about more than connectivity. Girls are also less likely than boys to use and own devices, and gain access to tech-related skills and jobs. Only by addressing the inequity and exclusion that span geographies and generations can we usher in a digital revolution for all, with all.
I’m child free, but active in my nieces lives to listen, inspire and be there as they grow up. (PANKs unite! – professional auntie, no kids.) We will turn to some of experts and thoughtful people who often speak to CNN Science and Wellness, as well–these words apply to all of our children–and maybe adults, too. Read on about raising strong children:
International Day of the Girl Child 2021: How to raise strong children (msn.com) :
Thanks for reading and welcome your comments below:
Akasha Garnier for #TheWishwall
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