technology

  • Digital inclusion: What does equal access to education mean in the digital age?

    The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth...
  • Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    The number of Internet users in Pakistan has increased by 11 million between 2019 and 2020 states the Digital 2020: Pakistan report by Simon Kemp. With 76.38 million Internet users in Pakistan by January 2020, the digital landscape promises immense economic potential. And it certainly is not rocket science...
  • A WiSER Approach To Leveraging Digital Technologies for Gender Parity

    A WiSER Approach To Leveraging Digital Technologies for Gender Parity

    The ‘Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy’ (WiSER) platform was officially launched on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. WiSER is a Masdar-led impact focused initiative dedicated to inspiring women and girls to play an active role in addressing global sustainability challenges....
  • Women Are Better at Cybersecurity than Men: Research

    Women Are Better at Cybersecurity than Men: Research

    May 6th, 2020. Women are better at cybersecurity and protecting themselves online, new research by NordPass suggests. The survey revealed that women are more concerned about the potential harm of their personal online accounts being hacked. They also tend to use unique passwords more often than men. 43% of...
  • Algorithms of Bias

    Algorithms of Bias

    Gender bias is prevalent in our society, and while numerous efforts are being made to counter it, we are still long ways from eliminating or even reducing it. So it should not come as a surprise that Artificial Intelligence models and frameworks are learning gender bias as well. There...
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    Seera Group Hosts ‘Women In Tech Dubai’ talk

    January 22nd, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Seera Group, the Middle East region’s leading provider of travel and tourism services, highlighted its commitment to women empowerment by hosting an event organized by ‘Women In Tech Dubai’ at their Dubai hub. Women In Tech Dubai is a UAE based professional group that...
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    Editorial: Gender Equality in the Digital Age

    This article was previously published in Ananke's Special 2020 Edition titled Generation Equality and can be found here.    How far have we come in the realization of Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment? Almost 25 years have passed since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and the Fourth World...
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    Cyber Safety Ambassadors ready to educate their peers

    December 16th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Following the conclusion of the training workshops for the Child Safety Department (CSD)’s ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ initiative, which aims to provide children and youth with the skills and training to guide their peers towards best practices in online safety, its 24 participants have been...
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    Girls in Tech Bolsters Board of Advisors with New Appointments 

    November 13th, 2019, San Francisco (USA): Girls in Tech, a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups, today announced two new additions to the company’s board of directors. Stephen Snyder, Chief Financial Officer at Addepar, a high-growth, venture-backed, wealth management SaaS platform,...
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