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CHAPTER 5. BARRIERS TO GENDER DIGITAL EQUALITY

This chapter compiles literature and research on barriers to gender digital equality and recommendations for dealing with the barriers.

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Barriers to gender digital equality emerge from a variety of sources, most of which cut across issues of access, skills, and leadership.

Resolving gender digital inequalities will require addressing these barriers. However, there is no single conclusive strategy.

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Some remedies target specific manifestations or symptoms of gender digital inequality, such as affordability or recruiting practices. Others recommend reshaping deeply ingrained social norms and practices that are at the root of gender inequality

CASE STUDY 5.1

“Ok Google: Is AI Gendered?”

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CASE STUDY 5.2

Gender digital inequality from the Life Course Perspective