Digital Literacy for Women - How to Increase Women's Digital Literacy in Africa and Asia (2)

4 June, 2021

Thank you Moses for the overall summary of the important webinar! [ https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/digital-literacy-women-how-increase-wom... ]

I too had the opportunity to attend the event and found the selection of the regional themes - based on different dimensions of the subject - to be enlightening.

The comparative insights indicate consideration of functional literacy is critical to analysis of gender (women and men) as a demographic data in research on Health quality everywhere. Here I found Osama's reference to women's expertise in association of symbols or icons on mobile phones to specific tasks such as making medical appointments etc - as distinct from conventional print based literacy approaches - quite revealing. Yet as a woman from a digitally advanced nation I also recognize that essentially any increase in Women's digital literacy -globally- depends not just on participants' competence to use technology but on a complex web of intertwined social determinants of wellbeing.

Esha Ray Chaudhuri, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Member, HIFA/GLL4QUHC Collaborative.

HIFA profile: Esha Ray Chaudhuri is a member of WHO Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC; Patients for Patient Safety Canada; Equity policy analyst based in Calgary, Alberta. She is a member of the Catalyst Group for the WHO/HIFA project on Learning for Quality Health Services. ed.consult3 AT gmail.com