Resources

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General

WomenConnect Proven Strategies Through Round One, USAID has identified these proven strategies for closing the gender digital divide and increasing women’s economic empowerment.
WCC Steps to Success Webinar Series: Creating Economic Opportunities In a series of 4 webinars, we break down the WomenConnect Proven Strategies with insights from eminent researchers and WCC awardees. This webinar discusses how education and online workforce opportunities for women can afford them additional access to technology.
WCC Steps to Success Webinar Series: Challenging Social Norms and Cultural Perceptions
In a series of 4 webinars, we break down the WomenConnect Proven Strategies with insights from eminent researchers and WCC awardees. Learn more about how to tackle existing social and cultural norms to help women gain access to information and opportunities, build confidence, and feel empowered.
WCC Steps to Success Webinar Series: Cultivating Confidence in Women In a series of 4 webinars, we break down the WomenConnect Proven Strategies with insights from eminent researchers and WCC awardees. In this webinar, we look at ways to overcome ingrained traditional gender roles which may lead women and men to believe that women are unable to use technology and how targeted programs can help women increase self-efficacy.
WCC Steps to Success Webinar Series: Designing Creative Women-Centric Technology In a series of 4 webinars, we break down the WomenConnect Proven Strategies with insights from eminent researchers and WCC awardees. Learn how programs can use technology options tailored to women in developing countries, in particular to reach women who are illiterate or have low literacy levels.
Closing the Gender Digital Divide Video Through this video, learn about the obstacles women face connecting to the digital world and the steps we can take to close the gender digital divide.

Round One

WomenConnect Round One Grantees Collection of one-pagers about the grantees from WomenConnect Challenge Round One and their grant activities to close the gender digital divide.
Closing the Gender Digital Divide Blog Read about how DAI's Digital Frontiers project and USAID are closing the gender digital divide and bringing more women online.
Newsletter Mid-year Update from WomenConnect Challenge Round One.
Awardee Fact Sheet Learn more about the 2018 WomenConnect Challenge Round One grantees.
Press Release USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Michelle Bekkering Announces Winners of the WomenConnect Challenge to Empower Women and Girls through Technology
Solver Symposium Blog In this blog from Michelle Bekkering, learn about the WomenConnect Challenge Round One semi-finalists and their trip to Washington, D.C. to help them shape proposals to bridge the gender digital divide.
Video: A Refuge for Rosie See how a Round One awardee HOT used digital maps to help locate and protect girls at risk of female genital mutilation.
Video: Equal Access International Watch how a Round One awardee Equal Access International used a radio program and family discussion groups to change perceptions around women's use of the internet in Northern Nigeria.
Video: Gram Vaani Round One awardee Gram Vaani demonstrates how their WomenConnect program enabled female beneficiaries to be able to express themselves and get support for livelihood and social security issues in India.
Video: GAPI and Bluetown See how Round One awardee GAPI and partner Bluetown joined efforts to create "Women in teh Network" and expand women's access to information in Mozambique.

Round Two

Press Release USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick launched Round Two of the WomenConnect Challenge.
Blog: Solidaridad Solidaridad's USAID-Funded WomenConnect Challenge Project Gains Momentum.
Blog: Solidaridad Solidaridad’s USAID-funded WomenConnect Challenge project makes further progress as COVID-related restrictions ease and allow more field-based activities to get off the ground.

Round Three

Launch Fact Sheet W-GDP Fund Announces $122 Million in Progress and Partnerships

WCC India

WCC India Launch Video
Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, announces Reliance Foundation's partnership with W-GDP to bridge the gender digital divide across India.
WCC India Press Release USAID and Reliance Foundation announce WCC India grantees.