The gender gap in the use of information technologies is a worldwide problem that exacerbates the inequalities that affect women. Latin America has gradually made progress in closing these gaps. According to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank , in Argentina, for example, 74% of women have Internet access compared to 70% of men and 86% of women have access to a telephone mobile compared to 80% of men.
Inmigantes Digitales (Digital Immigrants) is a non-governmental organization, created in 2018 to promote the work inclusion of people with disabilities by training them as digital instructors. It also promotes corporate responsibility to drive long-term change through partnerships with private sector representatives. This initiative was one of the winners of the Buenos Aires Resilient Challenge for its contribution to gender equality.
Inmigrantes Digitales generates a double impact by facilitating the insertion of women with disabilities in labor markets that demand knowledge of digital tools and fostering the autonomy of people in vulnerable conditions.
Buenos Aires identified the social inequality, accelerated changes in the labor market and the difficulty of access to it as chronic tensions that affect the city.
At least 80 women were trained in the use of digital tools, and at least 5 of them, with disability, became digital instructors.
This initiative contributes to the resilience of the city by contributing to the adapt to new digital economies and the use of talent as mechanisms to anticipate these chronic tensions. It improves the conditions of social inclusion to enhance gender equity.
With the support provided by the #BAResiliente Challenge, 80 women were trained in the use of digital tools, which will allow them to improve their job opportunities or generate entrepreneurships. At least 5 of them, with disabilities, became digital instructors to train other women.