Gender Digital Health Divide
Digital connectivity is the language of the marketplace
At a fundamental level, the digital landscape, including social media, is constructed to maintain the current consumption-driven economy. A key aspect to an ever-expanding consumer base is replicating social and economic hierarchies in digital information spaces.
Even when armed with altruistic motives, digital health largely operates within a digital architecture fundamentally designed to optimize profit. This fails to optimize digital health for marginalized women/girls-- particularly those who experience multiple or prolonged economic/social shocks in resource-limited settings.
Digital utilization is the language of gender, poverty & power
DHDI works closely with grassroots community actors to reconceptualize the next iterations of digital health architecture in social justice and health equity terms instead of economic terms. In doing so, DHDI identifies and troubleshoots digital utilization issues with local partners in context. This includes a specific focus on a continuum of gender, poverty & power.