Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre felicitates with all women across the world on the 2023 International Women’s Day.
While the focus is promoting Gender Equality, this year’s theme “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality” draws attention to the role that cutting-edge technology may play in advancing gender equality and addressing the health and developmental needs of women and girls. Women and girls remain under-represented across the development and use of technology. They are less likely to use digital services or enter tech-related careers, and significantly more likely to face cyber harassment and violence.
We must decide whether to use technology to exacerbate power inequities and further concentrate it in the hands of the few in the face of rising global problems, or whether to use it to create a future that is safer, more sustainable, and just.
The extensive usage of the technology may likely increase the involvement of women and girls in politics and decision making processes. We have seen first-hand how effective the digital world is in fostering advocacy for a noble cause, one of which is the inclusion of women in politics. In order to encourage women's participation in future elections, we urge them to learn how to use technology again and to adopt all of its professional ethics.
Using gender transformational strategies from the feminist perspective have improved the involvement of women in the workforce and positively altered power dynamics in both the public and private spheres of society.
Kebetkache requests everyone, especially women to put an end to the growing digital gap and keep supporting us, as we advance the course of Gender Equality and an inclusive society.