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03/03/18 Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

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As the digital revolution expands, it is now also a social process in the way it has become a powerful tool for advancing in gender equality, according to the parliamentary research service.


In fact, even if it can create new risks as the colonization of online spaces by misogyny and cyber-violence, it can also create new opportunities in employment for example with highly skilled and better-paid jobs.


In the EU, Gender gap in advanced IT skills is still present and women are less likely to continue studying science and technology as attitudes and expectations in families, schools and groups are still strongly influencing children’s perception of their career aspirations.


Therefore, EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy now includes goals as tackling gender stereotypes to improve gender equality.

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