As the world is celebrating the International Women’s Day on 8th of March 2023, TEN/MET, a national network of 184 CSOs engaged in transforming education for sustainable development in Tanzania, calls for the advancement of equal rights for women and girls.

For years, TEN/MET has been at the forefront in advocating for gender equality and promoting women’s rights through various interventions. Ensuring that women and girls have equal access to education and opportunities. A need to bridge gender digital divide by promoting equal access to technology, digital training and to have zero tolerance to at such a time as this is imperative if gender equality is to be realized. With the existing inequalities in access to technology and the internet, girls and women are not able to equally participate in digital societies. Holding back girls and women in this area affects every aspect of their lives, including their ability to speak out and advance issues that affect their growth, democracy and participation. The road ahead is uphill, today over 90% of jobs worldwide already have a digital component (UN WOMEN, 2018) and most jobs will soon require sophisticated digital skills. If states equip girls with digital skills by prioritising edutech in teaching and learning, they will help girls and women thrive in economies where routine work has been automated and digital skills are prized.

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