Call for Participation in a Virtual Event on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Higher Education: A Space for Gender Equality

Within the framework of International Women’s Day and the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the United Nations Academic Impact initiative (UNAI) has organized a virtual side event on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Higher Education: A Space for Gender Equality. It will take place on Tuesday, 14 March, from 10 am to 12 pm New York time

This event will provide a platform for the discussion around the use of information and communication technologies in universities and colleges to advance, promote, and protect gender equality while addressing related issues of gender-based violence, women’s empowerment, and greater access to women to higher education. The event will also explore how university policies have evolved and how academic and scientific research is connected to these issues.

For more information about this important event, please visit this webpage. For registrations, please use this form.

Moderator: Ms. Jayashri Wyatt, Chief of the Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division of the United Nations Department for Global Communications


  • Dr. Paula Gardner, Professor, and Asper Chair in Communications in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Arts, Instructor of the course Feminism, Technology and Science, Academic Collaborator of the project Experiments in Feminist Ethical Collaborations with Technologies, and Director of the Pulse Lab, McMaster University (Canada)  
  • Dr. Moya Bailey, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University (United States). Board President of Allied Media Projects, Co-Author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020), and Author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021)
  • Dr. Mariateresa Garrido, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Law and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program, University for Peace (Costa Rica). Coordinator of Safety of Women Journalists in El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (UPEACE, 2021) and Editor of Mapping online gender-based violence (UPEACE, 2022)
  • Dr. Daniele Vieira, Assistant Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). Former Senior Policy Analyst and Program Specialist at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO. Co-Author of Women in higher education: has the female advantage put an end to gender inequalities? (UNESCO, 2021)
  • Dr. Judy Wajcman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics (United Kingdom). Lead of the Women in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research project at The Alan Turing Institute (United Kingdom). Co-Author of The Digital Revolution: Implications for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights 25 Years after Beijing (UN Women, 2020)
  • Dr. Bhavani Rao, Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, and UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality, Amrita University (India). Contributor to Gender equality: how global universities are performing (UNESCO, 2022)