EVENT: How Can Women and Girls Use Technology to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? May 19, 2016
The Women Deliver Conference happening next week in Copenhagen is world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the last decade. There are four days of events, many of which we can watch via the livestream or follow online.
Please RSVP now to join the WD2016 discussion through a special in-person event here in Washington, DC, focusing on a topic that seems to be largely missing from the conference agenda: How women and girls can use the tools of technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our discussion will be informed by sessions at Women Deliver and shaped by four noted experts on gender and technology:
Andrea Bertone, FHI 360
Andria Thomas, Dalberg - Global Development Advisors
Casey Dlott, USAID
Nicholas Demeter, Gender Consultant
Technology offers a powerful gateway to knowledge and opportunity for women, providing them with new economic opportunities, life-saving information, and a platform to share their voices. Women-led initiatives can harness the tools of technology to achieve the SDGs faster and more effectively.
At the same time, there is a gender disparity in the access and use of technology, which extends to educational opportunities to study science, technology, engineering, and math, creating a STEM gender gap. Once girls and women get access to technology, there is a growing and disturbing trend of threats and harassment.
We need to work as a community to understand and address both the promise and perils of technology for women and girls to achieve the SDGs.
Please RSVP now to join us in a lively discussion on the Women Deliver conference, and our role in:
Reducing the global technology access and usage gender gap;
Increasing the number of women in STEM education and technology leadership roles;
Eliminating online sexism and harassment for women and girls;
Facilitating women-led initiatives to achieve the SDGs.
We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
WD2016 and Technology
Technology Salon DC
8.30 – 10.30am,
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance