At the forefront of the digital revolution is perhaps where our mightiest lie: women and girls.
As part of this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women 67 Conference, held annually in New York City, Tzu Chi USA hosted a parallel event that examined the role of digital education and tools in advancing the rights and capabilities of women and girls around the world.
The panel, “Digitization: Opportunities to Accelerate Meaningful Learning for All,” included guests speakers like Elise Anne DeVido, Professor at Tzu Chi University, Caitlin McCurn, Senior Director of Global Programs at UNICEF USA, and Keshia Mahmood, Senior Program Officer at ARROW, and took place at the UN Church Center on March 8, International Women’s Day, in NYC.
Among those in the audience was Sonia Selwin, the CEO and Founder of the People Empowerment Alliance for Creativity and Education (PEACE). Of the importance of broadening access to digital opportunities to women and girls, she had this to say: “when we empower women, the family is empowered. When a family is empowered, the whole world is empowered”
See the video and watch the full program at tzuchicenter.org/programs/digitalization-opportunities-accelerate-meaningful-learning-for-all.