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Women in the Digital World (CSW62 Side Event)
12 Mar 2018 -  Digitalisation is profoundly changing the world of work affecting not only the structure of jobs, but also the way work is performed, as well as the society in general. Nonetheless, public and political discourse hardly ever focuses on the gender perspective of digitalisation. As such, it is important to shed light on the different effects digitalisation might have on women/girls and men/boys and their careers and economic independence. ICT employment offers enormous opportunities but still benefits men much more than women, remaining one of the most gender segregated work areas. Numerous reasons account for low women’s engagement in the ICT sector, including gender stereotypes, gender divide in digital skills and educational backgrounds, masculine organisational culture and working conditions within the ICT sector impeding work-life balance.
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