UNRISD Hosted an Event during International Women’s Week

UNRISD Hosted an Event during International Women’s Week

Technological and infrastructural innovations have profound impacts on the way society functions, affecting human rights in ways both positive and negative. On the one hand, new technologies can help provide access to education, improving outcomes for people who may otherwise find it difficult to enter the labour market. In the world of work, mobile apps like Uber, Grab, Airbnb and Innclusive can also offer people who may be struggling to find formal employment an alternative way to make money; in some cases using resources they already own and thus eliminating potentially costly start-up costs. On the other hand, while these new innovations provide income-generating opportunities, these jobs are often not enough to ensure a decent living standard and lack any social protection benefits.

On Thursday, 7 March, UNRISD hosted New Technologies and Human Rights: The Gender Dimension in Education and Work.

This event brought together experts from governments, civil society and international organizations to discuss solutions to the gendered challenges posed by new technologies.

Learn more by visiting the event page.

The event will be live-streamed on UNRISD’s Facebook page.

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