In 2021, BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE GIRL CHILD and GIWYN commemorate International Day of The Girl Child. We Advocate for girls’ access to digital technology, digital literacy, and digital safety to Achieve Gender Equality and Empowerment. With access to technology and resources we close the gender digital gap, harness the power of girls and inclusive education, information, and opportunities. Digital inclusion is necessary for girls to become actual creators of change.

According to the Girls, barriers to digital inclusion include which social norms, gender inequality, is the status quo for fear of the social media space. The girls also stated that girls should have access to digital technology to enhance  access  to  information and that  digital inclusion is necessary to become actual creators of change.

In addition, the pandemic has accelerated digital platforms for learning, earning, and connecting, while also highlighting girls’ diverse digital realities. Yes, this is a reality but millions of girls in Africa who live in the grassroot communities are left behind.

The gender digital divide in connectivity, devices and use, skills and jobs is real. It is this inequity and exclusion gap across geographies and generations that is our challenge to address if the digital revolution is to be for all, with all, by all. Let’s seize the momentum to drive action and accountability of GEF commitments made, for and with girls to achieve a bold vision of bridging the digital gender divide[i].

[i] United  Nation: (2021) International Day of the Girl Child11October