The Digital Gender Sensitization Workshop is organized in collaboration with PTA’s aim is to bridge the digital divide for more inclusive and Connected Pakistan.
A4AI are holding a multi-stakeholder policymaking workshop, to raise awareness on #digital gender gap and to improve #genderequality in the digital economy and #ICTs.
Speaking on the occasion chairman PTA said “We can be the facilitators to provide the right digital platform for the talent & skills that woman of Pakistan possess, to reach the heights they are destined to achieve”.
Pakistan has just started its journey towards gender inclusion and it has already been marked as a country with strongest growth rate in internet awareness especially among women said Additional Secretary, IT&T.
Women can do anything if they put their mind to it, if they are given the opportunity and if they are not held back said Ms. Jehan Ara, Founder & CEO of Katalystlabspk. She added that Importance of parents not limiting children into specific gender roles is identified as critical to the success. She advocates for access to tech to all women and specially those in rural areas.
“Raise your daughters as an asset,” advises Rahat Kunain Hassan, Head of Competition Commission as she passionately advocates for creating an enabling environment for women to succeed.
It is established that having women in the workforce strengthens the workforce said Ms. Samina Rizwan, Country Head, Code for Pakistan at the Digital Gender Sensitization Workshop.
An inspiring voice for young women & people living with disabilities. Asia Akram, Founder of National Forum for Women on Disabilities and Disability Rights Activists said that We cannot wait for another decade for [women’s equality]”.
Fajer Pasha of PAGE, acknowledges the power of social media to raise awareness and convene stakeholders in her work to advance girls education and involvement in ICTs.