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ITU launches Girls in ICT Portal

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Announcement of ITU launching their Girls in ICT online portal

Guest blog: Women in mobile retail chains – a win-win combination

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Guest blog, where Anant Nautiyal, Mobile Technology Programme Manager, for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women discusses the findings of the organisation’s latest study ‘Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels.’

VIDEO: GSMA mWomen Working Group listens in as South African women speak about the role of mobile phones in their lives

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Video of South African women speak about the role of mobile phones in their lives

Can you hear her now? Putting mobile phones in women’s hands

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Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID, writes on the USAID Impact blog about the announcement of the GSMA mWomen Global Development Alliance on November 30, 2011.

USAID, AusAID, GSMA and Visa Partner in GSMA mWomen Programme Global Development Alliance

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Announcement of USAID, AusAID, GSMA and Visa Partnering in the GSMA mWomen Programme Global Development Alliance

GSMA mWomen Working Group meets in Sri Lanka

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Event blog on mWomen's working group in Sri Lanka

Topline Research Findings: Fulfilment for BOP is defined by family role

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Insights from Topline research, on how family role is critival for people living at the BOP

7 Billion Reasons for Hope

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Discussion on how with 7 billion of people in the world contributing to mobile technology knowledge, the potential benefits of being connected are greater than ever.

Women from rural Sri Lanka share aspirations and pain points

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Insights from mWomen meeting with rural women from Sri Lanka, on their aspirations and pain points.

Cherie Blair, Maura O’Neill, and Trina DasGupta guest blog for the Council for Foreign Relations

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Sneak peak of blog by Cherie Blair, Maura O’Neill, and Trina DasGupta for the Council for Foreign Relations

GSMA mWomen BOP Apps Challenge winner awarded first place in Vodafone Mobile Clicks

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Announcement that the winner of mWomen's BOP apps challenge has also won Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition

Kenyan government boosts economic productivity by removing tax on handset sales

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How the Kenyan government is helping the country's economic productivity by removing tax on mobile handsets

Mobile Industry Awards mWomen Offerings

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Announcement of the GSMA Annual Global Mobile Awards and for the first time, with the inclusion of the category – ‘mWomen – Best Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets'

GSMA mWomen BOP App Challenge winner reaches final of Vodafone Mobile Clicks

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Announcement that the winner of mWomen's BOP apps challenge has reached finals of Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition

Global Mobile Awards to include Award for mWomen initiatives

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Announcement tha the Global Mobile Awards will include an award for mWomen initatives

Solar Sister: Shining a light on female centred distribution channels

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Insights from Solar Sister CEO on how Solar Sister empowers women through economic opportunity

World Bank video: Importance of scale in gender and ICT programmes

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World Bank video on the importanceof reaching scale in gender and ICT programmes.

Report from the field: Aradhana’s story

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Although it is clear mobile technology benefits women, there is little data available to better understand the day-to-day aspirations and challenges of women at the base of the pyramid. In order to work with and for them, the GSMA mWomen Programme, in partnership with USAID ...

Report from the field: Sussan’s story

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The human story and the impact of mobile, told by Sussan in Papua New Guinea. Part of series with early, first-hand findings from mWomen multi-country piece of research to explore the wants & needs of BOP women

Report from the field: Women & Mobile in Papua New Guinea

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Early, first-hand findings from mWomen multi-country piece of research to explore the wants & needs of BOP women