The most common question asked by young people most especially young women and girls is how do I have timely and easy access to Information and opportunities about Education, Job opportunity, Agriculture and Health? The common answer is simple “Digital Empowerment”. How can girls ensure that? #DigitalBalance4Better a campaign by Girls Education Mission International (GEM) seeks to enhance awareness, mobilize broad support and provide practical digital literacy as essential tool for further learning, empowerment and civic engagement among young women. The tittle of the initiative is purposely a hashtag to maximize the vitality of the awareness raising campaign.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) had much promises as empowering tools for young people. Unfortunately, there is a distinct gender gap in the use of technology. Recently World Pulse reveals that there are 200 million fewer women than men who can access the internet. Globally, women are 25% less likely than men to have digital skills” keeping young women systematically underserved.
One way of addressing this concern is increasing digital literacy, curating digital content that helps sustain women and girls’ interest in digital literacy, STEM, investing in economic empowerment, and creating social networks where young women and girls can feel safe and supported online. The goal is to increase girls’ ability to safely navigate the digital tools in the world we live.
#DigitalBalance4Better is designed to:
#DigitalBalance4Better goals are: