In a connected world where we can take mobile technology for granted, there still remains a gender gap between mobile access and usage in low and middle income countries.
On International Women’s Day, it is important to acknowledge this constraint, and highlight the positive work being done by GSMA to address the issue and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities.
GSMA’s Connected Women Programme works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing and using mobile internet and mobile money services. There is ample evidence to show that closing the gender gap not only improves women’s digital inclusion, it also unlocks significant growth potential for the mobile industry. We have an opportunity to contribute to the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls through mobile. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women talks about why financial and digital inclusion is such an important issue for women in low and middle income countries.
For more information about the GSMA Connect Women Programme look here.
8 March 2018