CSW 67 Sub-Regional Consultation for Ukraine: Unlocking digital opportunities for Ukrainian women and girls for gender responsive recovery and sustainable development

CSW 67 Sub-Regional Consultation for Ukraine:
On 22 February 2023, the Government of Ukraine will host a consultation meeting titled “Unlocking digital opportunities for Ukrainian women and girls for gender responsive recovery and sustainable development” in the lead up to the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2023 which focuses on “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. Full details ▼
Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums
Start date: 22 February 2023 | Start time: 08:00 UTC +00:00
End date: 22 February 2023 | End time: 14:00 UTC +00:00
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine / online

Event description

The preparatory consultation will highlight the gendered implications of war on women and girls both inside and outside of Ukraine, as well as their role in leading and driving change. It will explore how technology and digital solutions are playing an integral role in addressing the socio-economic needs of war-effected women across the region, and how technologies and digital economy could efficiently facilitate gender responsive recovery and development and reduce existing gender digital gaps. The discussion will focus on:

  • How international development assistance and humanitarian response and recovery can help address gender digital gaps in employment and economic participation;
  • Innovative solutions and measures underway to support women entrepreneurs (inside and outside Ukraine) with necessary skills and access to the most recent technologies and digital platforms as well as financial resources to sustain and scale up their businesses;
  • Digitalization governance and gender responsive economic recovery – skills, technologies for equal access to decent work in Ukraine and refugee hosting countries;
  • Addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence and discrimination and protecting the rights of women and girls online.