Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


We aim to empower women by increasing access to communities, information, services and opportunities. More than 1.7 billion females in low- and middle-income countries don’t own mobile phones. There are even more significant gender gaps in mobile internet and mobile money services, which mean that women are being left behind in an increasingly connected world.

We aim to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services, and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities for women.


  1. Ericsson: Connect To Learn Making a Difference in Myanmar

    21,000 students will benefit in the first two years, of which more than half are girls.

  2. Mobile savings and insurance for Women in Mali

    Orange Money sees an opportunity to launch two new, intertwined savings and insurance products targeted at Malian women.

  3. Tackling gender-based violence in Madagascar

    The first ever on-demand gender mobile information service for women in Madagascar.

  4. Mobile money for female customers in India

    Enabling microfinance loan customers to repay loan instalments using mobile money.

  5. mEducation for Bangladeshi girls

    Robi Axiata and the British Council to develop and launch an mEducation value-added service (VAS) for adolescent girls.

  6. Mobile Money Savings Groups in Uganda

    'Airtel Weza' an innovative mobile money solution for savings groups. 

  7. Weena: tailoring mobile offerings for resource-poor women in Togo

    Moov's a tailored tariff plan and loyalty scheme that benefit not only women, but the community as a whole.

  8. Educating entrepreneurs in Tanzania

    Tigo Tanzania launches a mobile business school which provides a step-by-step guide on how to start and run a business.

  9. Mobile maternal health service in Myanmar

    Ooredoo Myanmar partners with NGO and a local tech start-up to launch mobile maternal health service: Maymay.

  10. Integrating Sri-lankan women into the rural retail chain

    Creating a rural network of trained female retailers can be an effective way for mobile operators to reach new rural women customers.

  11. Transforming Women’s Livelihoods Through Mobile Broadband

    A study on the value of mobile broadband for working women in the developing world.

  12. Life Stories: Supporting Women in Kibera, Kenya

    With M-PESA everything goes through safely.

  13. KT: GiGA Island – Korea

    Giga Island has enabled language lessons through tablets and mobile phones for children.

  14. Bridging the mobile gender gap in India

    Telenor Group’s subsidiary in India is tackling this gender disparity with Project Sampark.

  15. Life Stories: Peer networking for female entrepreneurs

    Souktel must find solutions to the area’s problems using only SMS and IVR-based deployments.

  16. Transforming Women’s Lives Through Mobile Innovation

    For women living in developing countries, a mobile phone is a lifeline.

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