This Learning Brief was compiled by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) following the webinar held to celebrate women and shed a spotlight on the global challenges that women face in relation to the participation of women and girls in digital technology to enhance access education. It also aims to highlight the key challenges and opportunities that digital education should address for pragmatic responses to achieve gender-transformative education and, more broadly, gender equality. According to the GCE scoping study harnessing EdTech, the global COVID-19 pandemic forced a transition to alternative means of education delivery. This meant that large groups of children were excluded from digital learning delivery. The gender component of the digital divide is that women and girls are much more unlikely to access the internet than boys and men leading to the global digital gap in access. This means that any policy or programme to get more people online will only succeed if interventions address this gap and offer mechanisms that enable equitable access for all marginalised groups

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.