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Cracking the Code: Empowering Rural Women and Girls through Digital Skills; Side Event during the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 14 March 2018, United Nations Headquarters: Report
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2018 | 6 p.
Corporate author: 
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America

UNESCO and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) co-organised the side event ‘Cracking the code: Empowering rural women and girls through digital skills’ on 14 March 2018, United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the 62nd session of the CSW. More than 500 participants participated in the event while a broad global audience followed the discussions through live webcast.
This report provides an overview of the discussions and examples of government, civil society organizations, and private sector initiatives to close the gender digital gap and empower rural girls and women to be ICT users, creators and innovators through gender-responsive digital skills training as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education more broadly.

Resource Type: 
Conference reports and proceedings
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education


Girls education; Womens education; Women empowerment; Digital gender equality; Gender equality
Information and communication technologies; ICT; STEM