IGF 2017 - Day 1 - Room XXI - WS37 Tackling Gender Divides: ICT and Women's Economic Empowerment


The following are the outputs of the real-time captioning taken during the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17 to 21 December 2017. Although it is largely accurate, in some cases it may be incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors. It is posted as an aid to understanding the proceedings at the event, but should not be treated as an authoritative record. 



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>> When you look at the gender inclusion goal, one of the things that we feel very strongly is that ICT(?) of advancing.  It can be important ‑‑ there is no question there are quality goals towards quality.  There is also (?) (low sound) both in perspective.  We can institute and we would be $12 trillion in terms of GDP development by 2025 that we were able to bring more into the economic mainstream.  So I think what we will talk about today are the different perspectives from different stakeholders and the economic empowerment of women.  ICT recently has done some calls of work when all this was questioned.  One of the most interesting piece that we found to illustrate is the goal of different stakeholders in ICT development and quality.  It is being affected and impactful (?).  So I hope this would be very well diverse and (?) for opportunities to explore that.  (low voice/sound) good morning.  Can you hear?  So while we work on that, I will move ahead and come back to (?) to expiration we want to do is looking at how we can advertise in economic empowerment.  The stakeholders were playing and talking.  So I will (?).

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>> Hello, everyone.  Hi, everyone.  Sorry about the technical difficulties.  We can (?) I believe.  Okay.  So we're still struggling with technical difficulties.  We work harder to resolve that.  We're working very hard on technical connections and connectivity and I'm sure we'll get there.  In the mean time, I'd like to go and find a little bit about who we got in the room.  So if you look at some of the examples and ideas around using ITT to leverage, tell me if you have examples or experiences to share.  And any more organizations for the government, are you charged with project activities that are necessary?  And so then I'm going to ask those of you that are coming in as much as you'd like to know and are seeking ideas or inspirations (?) that are in the room.  All right.  Great.  Well, we will hopefully try and satisfy all those different needs.

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>> Thank you so much, Kate.  (?) useful material and probably many, many more questions.  I will (?) to ask questions of any of the speakers so far.  (?) you are experiencing (?)

>> Thank you.  (?) for the second operators there.  This is a reservation that's been mitigations in the Internet.  (?) largely they have access and are looking at ICT persisting.  I don't think there are areas that we make those conversations taking place offline and case by case (?) offline.  Many of these are about violence.  We have (?) is a topic (?) even when we're looking at projects and they cannot stop me.  Energy power access to a device where they are working and have control of that device.  A lot of times when we're seeing choices we made whether it's the (?) is often the access of technology (?).  When we see these conversations, you look at the cultural barriers and social economic aspects where you are creating safe spaces and just talk and stop sharing experiences.  So that the steps of the equal access to the Internet and then to how the internet is shaping choices and a lot of them to make (?).  Not even start the small conversations with help that we have and even access to open to the understanding that (?) is not accessible.  So one of the biggest challenges is common concerns they have over issues.  Out of that, only 26% (?).  Instead of looking at the economic (?), it is seeing spaces and also conversations around.  The fact there would be no shame to go online.  So the social stigma of reclaiming public spaces and then becoming your own person and then actualizing your potential and ability for certain expression and (?) where the idea that you're entitled to be your own person is what has been defeating the conversation around economic department.  Funding is (?).  If you're not at the table, you are going to be complimenting.  Population such as (?) come together and empower, there's a small contribution that will be concerning.  (?)

>> Thank you very much.  I think we're going to hear from Reema Nanavaty.  Can you hear us?  We can hear you.  Thank you for (?).

>> REEMA NANAVATY:  (speaking) (low voice)

>> Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing that with us.  It's been a great contribution to our session so far.  I am very pleased to have our next (?) been able to join us in the line up.  (?) to talk a little bit about their experiences (?).

>> Hello, everyone.  (low voice) (?)

>> So very, very briefly.  I'll be talking about digital centers program.  (?) and then also (?) (low voice) okay.  So the training programs are actually focused on (?).  So they're really important to create (inaudible) and oriented to it.

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>> In the program, they're doing the digital house.  They have a training (?) who are producing and they're building a platform for their products on the market.  And so once they train people, they're able to test to our community and they launched now a digital platform.  As a result (?) how to be artisan by 70%.

>> (Speaking non‑English language)

>> All right.  (?) very, very strong point, which is there's (?) going on across the region.  With this initiative, they are able to work together across the boarders on these projects and have the same idea and information that also puts together (?).  A large motivator, one of the (?) is the (?) that the orientation like we were pursuing for freedoms of pursuit of problems.  They are boosting their confidence and update their family and helping social problems.  Share your optimism that we are at an age of (?).  Work with possible liberties.  Open it toward questions from the floor or additional remarks for any of the speakers.  We invite you to (?).

>> My question is this:  All (?) and then we have to (?)

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>> Okay.  So are there other people (?) (low voice)

>> (low voice) (?) my question is how to encourage Private Sectors (?)

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>> A question I will ask our panel is for anyone who wants to (?) or (low voice)

>> (?) the technology and I have a 6‑year‑old and (?) it's a boy.  It's interesting especially on the last question.  I see that is something (?).  At home I work (?) and it should be and I feel very fortunate to have a very strong (?) at home.  My husband and I (?).  Having said that, state color is red.  So it startled me and I say the color (?).  We never actually told him that at home, but his friends and teachers after school actually told him that.  There are things for girls and there are things for boys.  When you look at it, I think that's (?).  If you look at online things, I would say 99% of the games were attributed to boys.  You look at legal offline, very often it is hard to find a girl they go over or whatever the thing.

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