10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Experience Stage Powered by Purple Water Corporation Road - Plot 5B VI Lagos
ICTs are powerful. They can help to deliver improved healthcare, quality education for all, financial inclusion, more accountable government, and much more. But a research carried out 2015 by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and the Web Foundation in Nigeria (as in 9 other countries) revealed that women are 50% less likely than men to be online, and 30-50% less likely to use the internet for economic and political empowerment. 67% of women in Lagos reported being unable to afford a 1GB data plan. Just 36% of women on the survey in Lagos use the internet. Only 10% of those who use had ever searched for information on sexual and reproductive health online. Gender Equality in the Digital Age will speak to closing the gender gap in internet access, digital skill and online rights, and what national stakeholders can do to address the challenges and gaps for Nigeria’s women.
Target Audience: women’s rights groups, civil societies working with women and girls, policy advocates, media, stakeholders.
Venue & Location
Experience Stage Powered by PurpleWater Corporation Road - Plot 5B