Gender and Digitisation in Asia
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Gender and Digitisation in Asia: Future Policy Pathways

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The emancipatory promise of digitisation has become key to policy discussions around the globe. However, there remains a gender divide in access, skills, inclusion, and meaningful usage of digital technologies – a gap that is widening in some countries. To ensure that the fourth industrial revolution realises its transformative potential instead of exacerbating and creating new gender inequalities, it is important to understand the many intersections of digitisation and gender from a policy perspective. This paper examines the gendered dimensions of ICT in Asian countries, particularly South Asia and Southeast Asia/ASEAN.

(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung Asia Limited, or any other organisation.)

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Publisher
Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung Asia Limited
Number of Pages
16
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Language of publication
English
Table of contents

I. Access and the Digital Gender Divide 4
II. Automation 9
III. Care Work 11
IV. Education 13
V. Conclusion 15
Author's profile 16
 

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