Mancevski: Digitalization overcomes gender differences and recognizes skills only


       
Skopje, 8 March, 2018 - 20:48 (META) 

Digitalization creates equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, because the Internet recognizes only skills, knowledge and capabilities, said Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Mancevski at the first conference of its kind “The Digital Age and Women”, which took place today at the “Marriott” hotel.

The main topic of the conference was the role and significance of digital technology in the development of society, as well as its contribution to the equal participation of women and men in all social processes, including business.

“Another benefit of digitization, is that it creates a huge opportunity for economic development. It brings development, unites people and makes services faster, cheaper, and more efficient. It also contributes to the overcoming of gender gaps”, said Manchevski.

The minister told women to continue the fight for equality and stressed that in his office, there are six women who are professional and are the best at what they do.

He went on to say that very few women are in the administration, but the government plans to increase the number of women in politics by 50%, by 2020, with legislative changes.

Mancevski supported EU Commissioner Maria Gabriel’s call, that she would not accept participation in any conference, if there was not a minimum of one female participant.