Entries tagged: Gender

Education Worldwide

First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

In a conversation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with former first lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama shared her personal success story and the important role education played in her life. “I am an[…]

Gender & ICTs

The US Government workforce is closing the gender pay gap, but reforms still needed, report says

Women working for the federal government earn less than men overall but the gap is shrinking, and most of the difference is the result of women being concentrated in lower-paying jobs with too few occupying[…]


International Women’s Day: violence and obstacles yet to overcome

About a third of all women in the EU have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, and 55% said they had been sexually harassed. These are the hard-hitting findings of[…]


Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise[…]

Gender & ICTsOpenEd & OER

About Girls, Skills and Jobs, and MOOCs

Today around 7 million people work in the ICT sector. However, out of the ICT workforce only 30% are women. Women are under–represented at all levels in the ICT sector, especially in decision-making positions. The[…]

Gender & ICTs

Gender equality: from the grassroots of society to the political agenda

On October 1st, the UNESCO Chair in e-Learning participated in the final Roundtable of the research project “Professional trajectories of women in ICT: employment dynamics and policy responses in Spain & the UK”, that has[…]

Education WorldwideGender & ICTs

Digital gender divide or technologically empowered women in developing countries?

This article by Martin Hilbert (USC – University of Southern California) was published in Women’s Studies International Forum journal in 2011. ABSTRACT The discussion about women’s access to and use of digital Information and Communication Technologies[…]

Gender & ICTs

Why universities need more women at the top – Working towards gender balance at the top

Article published by Curt Rice in University World News European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to[…]

Gender & ICTs

Women in ICT: International Research from a Lifecourse Perspective

In the link below you can access a special issue of the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, with the published outcome of a conference that was held last November (2010) in Barcelona. It[…]

Education WorldwideGender & ICTsICT4D

ICT Training and Gender | eRwanda Project (World Bank)

Source | World Bank YouTube Channel Video on Gender Training on ICT through eRwanda Project (World Bank), focusing on need to scale up to 600.000 the training that was made for 700.