Real access is key to women’s participation in digital economy

On average, men earn US$140 for every US$100 a woman is paid. — Shutterstock

ALMOST a month separates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb 11 and the International Women’s Day on March 8, but the two are getting increasingly related, if not in time at least in the achievements they want to mark.

The former was established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly to encourage more girls and women to pursue studies and careers in science and technology.

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