Advancing Girls' Education and Gender Equality through Digital Learning
Significant progress has been made to close gender gaps in education over the last 25 years. Nevertheless, gender inequalities persist and education remains elusive for many girls. UNESCO estimates that 11.2 million girls and young women may drop out or not have access to school due the pandemic.
As the pandemic led to a surge in the use of digital technologies in education, it also revealed staggering gender gaps in access to and use of digital technology all around the world – not just in contexts where there is no parity in education. Indeed, gender-based exclusion is present throughout the technological world.
However, the pandemic showed that learning can occur anywhere and anytime. Innovative solutions are at our fingertips and we have an opportunity now to leverage global experience to deliver quality learning for girls, from high-tech to low-tech, to no-tech.
This brief note highlights how UNICEF will advance inclusive and transformative digital technology to enhance girls’ learning and skills development for work and life.