Bridging the gender digital divide in the Arab Region

This article is part of the publication "The Future of Work in the Global South"

"Mentoring and guiding Arab women is essential for their upskilling to fit into the larger sustainability industries and for creating jobs in this new Machine Age"
Mainstreaming gender in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and creating greater economic opportunities for Arab women are due to compelling economic reasons. Gender inequalities in the Arab Region impose development costs on the society. Some barriers may be obvious, such as affordability, lack of access to ICT services, financial decision-making or cultural norms and social restrictions on women’s physical and social mobility.