Gender and Digitisation in Asia: Future Policy Pathways

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.

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Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung Asia Limited
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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