More Women in Tech Means a More Peaceful World – dme for Peace – Quratulain Fatima

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Pakistan ranks 148 out of 149 countries on the gender inequality index (WEF). It will take another 500 years for Pakistan to reach gender equality in this scenario (UNWomen). Women empowerment is essential to gain generational equality. Technology has emerged as a tool that can help people gain access to better economic opportunities. Unfortunately in developing countries like Pakistan, women are restricted from accessing economic opportunities due to patriarchal structures of resource allocation that manifest themselves in the exclusion of women from economic opportunities. The same stands true for the gender digital divide (OECD).

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