Innovation for gender equality
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.
Publishing entitiesUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Economic empowerment Employment Entrepreneurship Gender equality and women’s empowerment Information and communications technology (ICT) Innovation and technology Partnerships Science and technology for development