#Gender equality on the internet: In light of the 31st anniversary of the internet, co-founder Tim Berners-Lee drew a alarming balance. Because the internet has not only brought progress and development in recent years.

Especially regarding the issue of equality between men and women, the World Wide Web does not work for women and girls, according to the inventor. They are regularly subjected to threats, discrimination, and psychological violence. Studies have found that more than half of the surveyed young women have experienced some form of abuse on the internet.

This inequality is based, among other things, on the fact that men generally have more access to the internet than women – in poorer regions, it is even 52 percent more.

According to Berners-Lee, web designers, scientists, and governments are now called upon to ensure greater equality on the web.

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Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 14.03.2020