August 16, 2022



‘Access to digital technologies must for women empowerment

“Digitalisation is converting how we experience our international. Unfortunately, no longer every lady experiences this modification. Globally, guys are 21% much more likely to be on-line than ladies, it rises to fifty two% in low-profits nations,” stated Sharmeela Rassool, Country Representative, UN Women Pakistan, on Wednesday.

“This disparity has to exchange now. Ensuring women and women have equal access to and use of virtual technology is significant to their monetary empowerment therefore vital to develop and build empowered societies,” Rassool stated whilst speaking at occasion organized with the aid of the women-led now not-for-income tech startup CIRCLE, in collaboration with L’Oréal, to celebrate the Digital Literacy Program graduates in Karachi.

State Bank of Pakistan Deputy Governor Sima Kamil became the visitor of honour at the occasion which aimed to promote and inspire the exemplary girls who were pushed to trade the direction in their destiny via learning new competencies below the Digital Literacy Program.

“I am virtually stimulated with the aid of the stories shared via the graduates of the Digital Literacy Program about their journey and the high-quality effect of this system towards their non-public and economic empowerment,” Sima said. “The State Bank of Pakistan is likewise proud to be operating closer to fantastic tasks to make sure monetary empowerment and economic inclusion of ladies in Pakistan.”

The Digital Literacy Program become to begin with designed and piloted beneath the pandemic with the aid of UN Women in 2021. As many as 1,680 women in 30 cities across Pakistan were skilled, while it objectives to educate 5,000 ladies throughout Pakistan with the aid of the cease of 2022.The G7 countries additionally advised calm, accusing China of “growing tensions and destabilising the region”.

“There isn’t any justification to use a go to as pretext for aggressive military hobby in the Taiwan strait,” it said. “We name at the PRC [People’s Republic of China] no longer to unilaterally alternate the fame quo by force within the area, and to clear up go-strait differences via non violent manner.”

In response China’s UK embassy accused the G7 of being “led off target with the aid of the USA” and told its members to “stop making wrong remarks relating to Taiwan, forestall interfering in China’s internal affairs, and forestall sending incorrect alerts in any form to secessionist forces seeking ‘Taiwan independence’”.

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