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Access is not just about being online. Access is about the inclusion and meaningful participation of all women and gender-diverse people in the digital space and decision making at all levels of use, design, management and governance of digital technologies. A feminist perspective on access allows us to consider the gendered impact of exclusion and access, thinking about "access" intersectionally and holistically, and "access" as a domain of power in any society. According to the ITU there are four types of gender digital divides: there are four main categories of the global digital gender divide: a gap in access and use of the Internet, a gap in digital skills and use of digital tools, gap in participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and a gap in tech sector leadership and entrepreneurship.

Acronyms and synonyms

technology gap, digital divide, digital gender divide

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