Lecture: Empowering “Hidden” Women through digital inclusion

VROUWENDAG LOW RES - 168I had the honour to speak on ‘inclusion and economic empowerment of ‘hidden’ women through digital technology’ at the Hague’s International Women’s Day celebrations at The Hague University on Sunday, 13 March 2016. The festival was organized by Gemeente Den Haag (The Hague Municipality). The main theme for 2016 was ‘Pay it forward.’

It was a great experience for me to share stories of women empowerment from Pakistan and how my work in the Netherlands to empower women through digital skills is helping them explore careers in the technology sector. The lecture focused on how technology can play a role in social and economic empowerment of women who are confined to their homes due to cultural norms and have limited contact with the outside world.

 

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