Your gift will empower women and girls to learn, lead and thrive in our digital world. Around the world, a lack of opportunities and resources prevent many women and girls from gaining the digital skills that connects them with greater opportunities, leaving them marginalised and disadvantaged. With your support, we will work with our local partners to ensure the women and girls in our programmes can not only access technology and data, but also receive training to become digitally literate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many aspects of our lives online, making women and girls' lack of connectivity even more alarming. The gender digital divide is a global issue that negatively affects women and girls everywhere, especially for those less privileged and marginalised. Digital exclusion impacts many areas of women and girls' lives, limiting their access to information and education, as well as opportunities to equally participate in our increasingly digital societies.
Alongside our local partners around the world, and with your support, we will provide women and girls with access to data and technology as well as the training they need to become digitally literate. Many of the women and girls we work with, from the UK to Nigeria, have little or no access to technology and the internet. Having digital access means that they won't fall behind on their education during the pandemic and will help them gain the skills they need to stay ahead in the future.
Giving women and girls access to digital resources and equipping them with the skills to use them will ensure that they have the power to shape their own futures and influence change in their communities. Bridging the digital gender divide is essential in ensuring women and girls can fully participate in our increasingly digital future. Being digitally literate also means the women and girls in our programmes will have better employment opportunities and future career prospects.