We need to ensure an inclusive and gender equitable digital future for all!
The Political Feminism Program of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and IT for Change launched the Charter of Feminist Demands at a hybrid parallel event during the 67th Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 67) in New York on March 9th. Over the last year, we organized a series of regional dialogues in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa to collect feminist visions for a just and inclusive digital transformation. In collaboration of over 100 feminist activist groups, academics and trade union representatives we now present a contextually-embedded vision for the new Global Digital Compact that feminists want.
Together with panelists from IT for Change, UNCTAD, UNI Global Union, Ford Foundation, and <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms we discussed the calls for urgent action on the UN Global Digital Compact. The event featured keynote presentations from H.E. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany and H.E. Ambassador Mathu Joyini, Chair of CSW67 and Permament Representative of South Africa to the UN.