[ccwg-internet-governance] ITU CWG INTERNET: OPEN CONSULTATION ON BRIDGING THE DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at icann.org
Tue Nov 7 19:02:32 UTC 2017


Colleagues 

 

Good evening. The below referenced ITU Open Consultation is posted with a contribution date of 23rd December; 2017. 

 

http://www.itu.int/en/council/cwg-internet/Pages/consultation-oct2017.aspx

 

 

The questions listed are as follows: 

 

 

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

 

CWG-Internet invites all stakeholders to submit contributions on achieving gender equality for Internet users, focusing on the following questions:

1. What approaches and examples of good practices are available to increase Internet access and digital literacy of women and girls, including in decision-making processes on Internet public policy?
2. What approaches and examples of good practices are available to promote the access and use of ICTs by SMEs in developing and least-developed countries, particularly those owned/managed by women, in order to achieve greater participation in the digital economy?
3. Which are the available sources and mechanisms for measuring women's participation in the digital economy with focus on SME's and micro-enterprises?
4. What measures/policies could be envisioned in order to foster the role of women as entrepreneurs and managers of SMEs, specifically in developing and least-developed countries?
5. What are the gaps in addressing these challenges? How can they be addressed and what is the role of governments?

 

 

While this does not pertain directly to the DNS, ICANN have, as many of you will know better than I, worked on this issue; as per the following announcement; 

 

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-10-12-en

 

We would, therefore, welcome views as to the benefits of contributing this work on gender diversity as part of this Open Consultation process. 

 

 

Best

 

Nigel 

 

 

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