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EQUALS Publications



As a contribution to the EQUALS Research Coalition, members conducted an analysis of the state of sex-disaggregated information and communications technology (ICT) data in Africa in international databases. This analysis builds on the inaugural 2019 EQUALS Research Coalition Report in which Chapter 6 covered “The state of sex- disaggregated data” in ICT Access, Skills, Leadership, and the Dark Side of ICT.


This report showed that Africa has some of the lowest levels of sex-disaggregated ICT data. This has serious implications for identifying, taking action on, and evaluating progress toward digital gender equality across the continent. To understand the full extent of the data gap, the analysis in this brief examines the availability and coverage of sex- disaggregated ICT in Africa for eleven selected indicators across ICT Access, Skills, Leadership, and the Dark Side of ICT from 2010 to 2019.

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I'd Blush if I Could

This report by the Skills Coalition shares strategies to close gender divides in digital skills through education.

The report also discusses the harmful role that AI may play in perpetuating gender stereotypes.

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Perceptions of Power

Led by GSMA, this report examines how men and women in middle and senior management positions define leadership, with a particular focus on the gendered differences in leadership perceptions. This is critical, as perceptions of power, among other factors, affect the gender gap in leadership.

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Towards an Equal Future

Led by UNICEF and ITU, this document seeks to call attention to the potential of STEM education to transform gender norms in the education system, to improve quality learning opportunities for girls, and to highlight key actions that can accelerate girls’ transition between education and technical expert jobs in STEM industries.

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Taking Stock

The inaugural report from the Research Coalition offers a comprehensive view of current data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership worldwide.


Progress Reports

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Access Coalition
2018 Progress Report
EQUALS Leadership Coalition 2018 Update.
Leadership Coalition 
2018 Progress Report
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