IGF 2019 OF #32 EQUALS Research Open Forum on Gender Digital Equality


This open forum will reflect on the activities of the EQUALS Research Group led by UN University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS). EQUALS is a global partnership co-founded by ITU, UN Women, GSMA, the International Trade Center and UNU to close gender digital gaps. With over 60 partner institutions worlwide, EQUALS consists of three Coalitions on Access, Skills, and Leadership, as well as a crosscutting research group. EQUALS partners will discuss the themes of the Research Group’s March 2019 report (Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills, and Leadership), share their contributions to generating relevant data and evidence, and discuss evidence-based pathways to gender digital equality.


UN University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS)


Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU
Birgit Frank, BMZ
Nancy Hafkin, Women in Global Science and Technology
Diana Rusu, UN Women
Mariagrazia Squicciarini, OECD
Tim Unwin, Royal Holloway University of London
Dhanaraj Thakur, Web Foundation
Jorge Manhique Disability Rights Fund

Online Moderator: 

Araba Sey


GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals