Pacific Digital Gender Scorecards: Regional Synthesis Report

Since 2016, the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online (WRO) program and local partner organisations have developed the Digital Gender Gap Audit Scorecards to help countries assess what research, data, policies and investments are needed to close the gender digital divide, and ensure women and girls are at the forefront of sustainable development and digital equality. These scorecards have been used to ensure that there is sustained commitment and implementation of gender-responsive policies in the ICT sector for gender equality and digital equality.

This regional report summarises the findings and recommendations from the Digital Gender Gap Audit Scorecard country reports assessing women’s rights online for a selected sample of countries from the Pacific region. These are Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Samoa. Download the report here.

The following in-country expert partners have taken the lead in collecting primary and secondary data, including surveys, that allows inferences on gender and information and communications technology (ICT) data to a sample of the national population. With the guidance of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and the World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) teams, local partner organisations led all in-country research and consultation processes with other national stakeholders to identify concrete policy actions and steps that the government can take in the next year to address the gender equality challenges and digital gender gaps identified.

  • In Samoa, the Samoa Information Technology Association (SITA)
    • Sarai Faleupolu Tevita (Lead)
    • Tanuli Tinai-Chan
    • Elisapeta Mauai
    • Fiafaitupe Lafaele
    • Victoria Lui
    • Ramota Matauiau
    • Eileen Hazelman
  • In Papua New Guinea, the Digital ICT Cluster PNG
    • Priscilla Kevin (Lead)
    • Crystal Kewe
    • Shania Bina
  • In Tonga, Tonga Women in ICT (TWICT)
    • Seluvaia Kauvaka (Lead)
    • Mele Manitisa
    • Mele Taumoepeau