Digital Women Awards – Discussing The Digital Gender Gap
The Digital Women Awards video for She The People TV, showcased the Facebook Empowerment Panel, featuring our own Director of the Centre for Social Research India, Dr Ranjana Kumari, Facebook’s Ankhi Das and The Ministry’s of Women and Child Development Lopamudra Mohanty.
Social media is a big driver of social change, empowerment and economic progress. The Facebook Empowerment Panel on SheThePeople.TV's Digital Women Awards reflected on the need to promote gender fairness, empower women with financial opportunities and use social media to engage with small enterprises and audiences in a big effort to great economic value and put the spotlight on stories of success and hope in India
Posted by Shethepeople on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Although the Internet, particularly social media platforms, are a huge opportunity for women’s empowerment, women still do not have equal access to technology, and their freedom and empowerment online is constantly challenged. Women when online face violence, harassment, bullying, and discrimination. We need more women on the Internet so they can use their voice, as we need more women in the streets. We need to ask the right questions: how many women are online and how are they using this space? And how successfully can we use the space for social messaging? The panelists highlighted the need for a roadmap and policies to respond to women’s encouraging use of Internet. The gender gap is online, these women and Facebook are responding to it.