Peace Education in the digital age for innovation, technological change and gender equality. Expanding empowerment in education of all women and girls om March 6, Parallel event
Education and training of women
SDG4 – Quality Education, SDG5 – Gender Equality, SDG9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Building Peace through Women’s Education (2019), Women and STEM (2019), Securing increased Domestic Funding for Education to include equal and safe access to Digital Learning (2022)
Education for women and girls at every highest possible level
SDG for education is off track, digital eduation is great provided all w& g have acces to digital ie internet, However half of women & girls in the world have no acces to the internet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes around the world, especially with regards to the roles and status of women and girls. With the transition to non-face-to-face learning and online communication, it has become increasingly important for women and girls to have access to digital literacy and technology. This is a key element in realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA).
But the pandemic has also increased the importance of peace education for women and girls on a digital scale, amplifying the risk of violence and exploitation through lockdowns and school closures.
Under SDGs and BPFA, peace education in the digital age should aim to empower women and girls to explore the online world safely and effectively and provide appropriate opportunities to stay relevant in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This may include topics such as online safety, digital rights, and online communication technology.
Moreover, peace education in the digital world should also promote gender equality, challenge gender-based violence and discrimination, as specified in SDGs and BPFA, and ultimately serve as a bridgehead for achieving sustainable peace for individuals and even countries.
The digital age has made significant changes in our daily lives but has widened the gender digital gap as women and girls face greater barriers to access to technology and digital technology. Such unequal access may limit opportunities for education, information, and economic empowerment.
The purpose of this parallel event was to address the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advances in the digital age, and to explain how these advances can be utilized to promote gender equality and peace education for all women and girls.
However lack of womens representation only 1 in 5 in AI world is woman, 2 in 10 have jobs in ICT .
Promotion of digital literacy and peace education for women and girls
Resolving conflict and violence through peace education in the digital age
Role of government and civil societies in the promotion of acces to digital education
Continue GWI work by promoting education for all but esspecially for women and girls!