Every year on October 11th, the world is called to recognise the unique challenges that girls face globally and their enormous potential to bring about change.
The theme for this year, ‘Digital Generation. Our Generation‘ centres around girls having access to digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting.
The gender gap for global internet users grew from 11 per cent in 2013 to 17 per cent in 2019. In the world’s least developed countries, it hovers around 43 per cent.
But the gender digital divide is about more than connectivity. Girls are also less likely than boys to use and own devices, and gain access to tech-related skills and jobs. Only by addressing these inequities and exclusion’s can we usher in a digital revolution for all, with all.
Here is a list of five of girls that inspire us and whose stories need to be told: