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Event report: Gender Equitable Future in Technology – Tackling Bias

On the 23rd of November, EQUALS-EU and the Graduate Institute’s Technology and Security Initiative (TechSec) collaborated in the hosting of a panel discussion on Gender Equitable Futures in Technology. Silvia Ecclesia moderated the event and guided the speakers through the discussion.

Tamara Dancheva (International Relations Manager at GSMA), Prof. Amandeep Singh Gill (Project Director and CEO of I-DAIR), and Aleksandra Urman (Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich’s Social Computing Group) spoke on issues ranging from gender biases in web search results and taking into account societal values and platform-specific attributes in online content regulation to the history of women in computer science. A digital gender gap remains globally, with very few women and other minorities designing digital technologies. Despite the broad range of discussion, the panellists agreed on some actions we can take to reduce the digital gender gap.

Read which are those actions in the event report written by Seraina Kull of The Graduate Press here.

Text: Seraina Kull

Photo: Graduate Institute Geneva – Gender Centre

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