Girls and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean face serious limitations when accessing and making equitable use of digital technologies. These limitations are caused by different situations resulting from gender inequalities that are still prevalent not only at the social level, but also at the educational, corporate, and normative levels. They have gender-specific consequences, which perpetuate a the disadvantage for girls and teenagers in comparison to their male peers – in their personal growth and social positioning.

In early February 2023, Save the Children gathered 35 girls and adolescents from the region from partner organizations of the Regional Civil Society Support Program (PASC) – which is implemented in 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean – to learn about their experiences, the challenges they identify, their expectations, as well as their proposals for progress towards a more equitable society in a digital environment.

This document, along with a video produced alongsidewith the partner organization, compiles some of the reflections and proposals that emerged during this dialogue between girls and adolescents from Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina and Ecuador, whom we thank for their valuable contributions and for their courage in sharing their experiences.

Based on the central theme of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) , dedicated to “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,” the dialogue with girls and adolescents organized by Save the Children was focused on three priority themes:

  • Access and use of digital platforms gender gap.
  • Online protection, safety, and Security.
  • Role of States in prevention, accompaniment, and protection.


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Con información de nuestras iniciativas en América Latina.