In the 21st century, the issue of gender equality and women's empowerment is more important than ever. So at a time when information and communication technologies are so to speak an integral part of our daily life, it is essential that we reduce the digital divide between men and women.
Bridging the digital divide between men and women is an urgent issue. It is necessary to encourage more women and girls to devote themselves to ICTs. The collaboration of all is essential to enable women to access information and communication technologies (ICTs) on an equal footing with men. We must also offer women greater opportunities to pursue careers in the ICT sector currently facing a severe skills shortage is getting worse.
The solution is partly in education and implementation to encourage more girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For their part, governments and businesses must also help women more actively to flourish in the ICT sector.
In my community, access to computer equipment is a real problem because it is expensive. Girls are sometimes motivated but are unable to provide the necessary work equipment. Internet connection is still expensive in our country, which decreases the chances of some girls to flourish in ICTs.