Digital Empowerment: Advancing Women's Economic Status in Developing Countries


  • Marriyum Zafar Mughal Awan
  • Shoaib Ahmad Awan


Digital technologies, women’s participation, digital skills, gender equality, entrepreneurship, household responsibilities.


The research explores the evolution of women's digital empowerment in underdeveloped regions. It explores how the use of digital technologies can improve women's participation in work. This article analyzes various aspects of this support, including access to digital skills, opportunities in STEM careers, technology leadership, and bridging the gender gap. Reviewing research articles and initiatives aimed at digital empowerment, this study highlights the important role of digital empowerment in promoting gender equality and economic development in developing countries. In conclusion, this research paper proposes a comprehensive set of strategic recommendations to harness the potential of digital empowerment for advancing women's economic well-being in developing countries. These recommendations encompass enhancing digital skills, ensuring online safety and privacy, promoting gender equality, providing affordable access to digital technologies, addressing time constraints linked to household responsibilities, fostering entrepreneurship, and nurturing collaborative partnerships. Collectively, these measures aim to create a supportive environment where women can fully engage with and benefit from digital technologies. In doing so, they contribute not only to economic growth but also to the broader goal of sustainable development. Thus, this paper calls for a concerted and coordinated effort involving governments, businesses, civil society, and international organizations to empower women through digital technologies. Bridging the digital gender divide is not just a matter of economic importance; it represents a fundamental step toward a more promising and prosperous future for all.




How to Cite

Mughal Awan, M. Z., & Awan, S. A. (2023). Digital Empowerment: Advancing Women’s Economic Status in Developing Countries. Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS), 4(2). Retrieved from