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2 Feb 2017

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR: Call for inputs to report on ways to bridge the gender digital divide (due: 15 Feb)

Call for inputs from industry and the tech community, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to a report on “ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective”, 1 February 2017

In resolution A/HRC/RES/32/13, the Human Rights Council requested “the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective, in consultation with States, the special procedures of the Human Rights Council, international organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society, industry, technical community and academia and other stakeholders, and to submit it to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-fifth session”. Organizations engaged in activities related to the gender digital divide as well as the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet, are invited to provide their inputs for the report to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…For this purpose we have prepared a questionnaire…We would also welcome receiving copies of recent reports or publications by your organization on this subject…Submissions and responses to the questionnaire…will be made available for consultation on the OHCHR website…