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Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe, has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that online games can help young people to address gender issues.
Together with over 100 volunteers, Sweden, Canada and civil society are taking action to make the internet more gender equal.
“Finally, the real contributions of Jordanian women are more visible online.” #WikiGap is a Swedish initiative that gathers people around the world to add more content to Wikipedia about notable women
The ICT sector presents tremendous opportunities for women. It’s slated to become a very big chunk of the job market, with an estimated 90 per cent of jobs soon requiring ICT skills. But for women to seize these opportunities equally as men, we have to tackle the gender stereotypes and biases that prevent them from pursuing or making it big in STEM-related fields.