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In Peru, public policy analysis in the ICT sector often excludes the important relationship between gender and technology. Hiperderecho’s new research report — Are we connected? The digital gender gap in Peru — arises from the need to make visible how internet access is strongly influenced by socio-economic, non-technical factors such as gender, economic status and language.
The Digital Gender Gap Audit research for Peru was carried out by Hiperderecho, a Peruvian nonprofit organization that strongly believes that technology has the potential to be a tool for social inclusion and transformation for those who use it. In-depth interviews were carried out with government representatives, academia and activists in Peru to assess ICT policy measures on five themes:
The Digital Gender Gap Audit framework is part of the Women’s Rights Online initiative by the World Wide Web foundation. The research assesses government actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on women and technology and highlights the steps needed to close digital gender divide. Women’s Rights Online Digital Gender Gap Audit research has been carried out in eighteen countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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