Masooma Khawari participates in the online conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Masooma Khawari on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) online Conference on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
In this conference, minister Khawari stressed the need to create more opportunities to enhance digital skills and access to new technologies for Afghan society, especially Afghan women.
The conference was attended by members of the union with the aim of empowering Afghan women in the field of digital skills.
The Minister of Communications and IT noted that despite the continuation of the war, violence, and deprivation, technology has now provided better opportunities for Afghan women to keep their voices heard and use technology effectively to access their rights.
She added: as with other achievements, women's rights are an essential issue for the Afghan government.
Masooma Khawari stated: women have less access to technology than men and stressed that the development of technology can play an essential role in ensuring gender equality.
In terms of increasing the digital literacy and skills of afghan women, the Minister of MCIT underscored that a special secretariat should be created by the Ministry of Communications and IT.
Also, she emphasized the implementation of the vision of a "digital Afghanistan”.