March 9, 2023

A gender sensitive Global Digital Compact: priorities from the Global South

UN Foundation, Southern Voice


Ford Foundation

Date & Time

March 9, 2023
9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Southern Voice and the United Nations Foundation have the pleasure to invite you to a breakfast event to discuss the upcoming agreement of a Global Digital Compact. This compact is critical, as the COVID-19 experience exemplified. As movement restrictions were imposed worldwide, many sectors were forced to shift their activities online. As Southern Voice’s research reveals, a web of intersecting socio-economic factors created obstacles for women and girls in particular: for example limited access to devices, affordability of data plans, household and community expectations, a s well a s both perceived and real online safety threats. On the occasion of the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), we will gather stakeholders to work collaboratively on a set of principles that ensure that the Global Digital Compact serves women and girls across regions.