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Cyber Equality and Digital Inclusion,Vienna Discussion Forum 4 November 14:00-15:30

News vom 22.10.2021


Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and interact with each other. Digital environments and new technologies bring many benefits in terms of access and opportunities in people’s everyday lives, allowing to harness these converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, sustainable and gender-equal future.


Nevertheless, deeply rooted structural and cultural gender inequalities prevent women and girls from having equal access to digital infrastructures, devices and services. Moreover, digital environments and new technologies bring new challenges, where women are being disproportionately targeted by various forms of online abuse, and difficulties remain in the persecution of perpetrators of such crimes.

Against this background, the 2021 Vienna Discussion Forum will focus on the importance of gender-responsive digitalization to ensure that inequalities are not reinforced in the process of technological development and digital transformation. By drawing on the mandates of UNODC and UNIDO, the discussion will identify how these Organizations can support gender-inclusive and safe technological change.

The Vienna Discussion Forum is an annual event to discuss gender equality and the empowerment of women in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Details on the 2020 Forum can be found here and here.

Details on the inaugural 2019 Forum can be found here and here

With best regards,


Helen Kristoferitsch

Administrative Officer


Embassy/Permanent Mission of Sweden

Liechtensteinstrasse 51

1090 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 (1) 217 53 2221

Mobile: +43 (0) 664 921 05 83






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