Innovation for gender equality

Authors/editor(s): Helene Molinier, Angela Rong Chen, and Emilie Skogvang (authors); Jennifer Ross (editor)

Rapid technological development and innovation presents new opportunities as well as new challenges. Knowing that innovation and technology does not automatically benefit all alike, UN Women has included innovation as one of the “drivers of change” in its Strategic Plan 2018–2021.

This brochure showcases some of UN Women’s thoughts and practices around innovation that could accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment. The examples range from pilot programmes with marginalized beneficiaries to partnerships with start-ups; from frontier technologies to non-tech interventions that challenge mindsets; and from procedural improvements to capacity-building.

We hope this brochure will elicit valuable insight and future collaboration.

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Geographic coverage: Africa; Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Congo, Democratic Republic of the; Egypt; Ethiopia; Haiti; Jordan; Kenya; Mali; Moldova, Republic of; Paraguay; Rwanda; South Africa

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Entrepreneurship; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Information and communications technology (ICT); Innovation and technology; Partnerships; Science and technology for development

Resource type: Brochures; Case studies

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 16

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)