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Former World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, calls for “A Cellphone for Every Woman”

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Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn advocating for women's accessto mobile phones

The cost of being connected: A phone for every woman needs an affordable charging solution

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Economic considerations for initiatives aimed at increasing access to mobile phones for women

Indosat and Nokia awarded at Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2012 for Info Wanita

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mWomen working group members Nokia and Indsat awarded Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2012 for Info Wanita

New crowdsourcing challenge asks ‘How can we use mobile phones to improve early childhood care and education?’

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Discussion on new crowsource challenge that encourages innovation to improve early childhood care and education though mobile

New Research by ExxonMobil Foundation and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Reveals How Mobile Phones Can Help Women Entrepreneurs Develop Their Businesses

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Insights from new research by Cherie Blaire Foundation and ExxonMobil Foundation, which highlights the value of mobile for female entrepreneurs to develop their business

Visa awarded inaugural Millennium Challenge Corporation Corporate Award

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Announcement of Visa awarded Millennium Challenge Corporation Corporate Award

Film: Highlights of GSMA mWomen at Mobile World Congress 2012

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Film that recaps mWomen's events and highlights from Mobile World Congress 2012

Working Group member Mobitel launches mWomen new offering ‘Liyasara’

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Announcement of mWomen working group member Mobitel launching new offering Liyasara in Sri Lanka

Film: GSMA mWomen Seminar Part One – Latest Research & Tools from the GSMA mWomen Programme

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Film part one from mWomen's seminar at Mobile World Congress 2012, Director Trina DasGupta presents the programme’s latest research and tools to support the mobile industry and international development community in reducing the mobile phone gender gap

Film: GSMA mWomen Seminar Part Two: Panel Discussion

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Film part two from mWomen's seminar at Mobile World Congress 2012, panel discussion

Interview: Mr. Essa Alhaddad, Etisalat Group CCO, speaks on the company’s Global Mobile Award win

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Interview with Global Mobile Award winner Essa Alhaddad from Etisalat Group

Working Group members Nokia & Indosat launch commercial mWomen offering

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Annoucement of mowen working group members Nokia and Indosat launching new mwomen mobile offering in Indonesia

Striving & Surviving on International Women’s Day 2012

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Report launch for mWomen research: Striving and Surviving – Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid.

Building Apps for the Developing World That Women (and Men) Will Use

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Considerations in app development, to enhance usage for both women and men

Understanding the Wants and Needs of Women Living Under $2 a Day

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Guest Blog by Christopher Burns of USAID, discussion mWomen's new research on understanding women who live at the base of the pyramid

Etisalat Mobile Baby Wins mWomen Global Mobile Award!

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Announcement of Etisalat winning mWomen Global Mobile Award for 'Mobile Baby'

LAUNCHED: New Tools for the Mobile Industry

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mWomen launches research toolkit

Part 2: M-PESA responds: Benefits and Challenges of using mobile money to reduce poverty for women in Kenya

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Discussion part two on the benefits and challenges for mobile money to help reduce poverty for women in Kenya

Video: Interview with Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals, Vodafone

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Video interview with Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals, Vodafone

Part 1: Benefits and challenges of using mobile money to reduce poverty for women in Kenya

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Discussion part one on the benefits and challenges for mobile money to help reduce poverty for women in Kenya