GSMA commemorates the centenary of International Women’s Day by inviting all to sign the mWomen Charter

Commemorating the centenary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8 2011, the GSMA mWomen Programme invites everyone to sign the mWomen Charter:

“Women Deserve the Freedom to Connect”

The mWomen Charter reminds us that connectivity is a fundamental human right and today a woman in the developing world is 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man, representing 300 million women. There must be more action to close the mobile phone gender gap and ensure women’s access to technology.

Show your support by signing and forwarding the mWomen Charter and encouraging your network to do the same. You can use the following language on your websites, emails and other social media platforms to help raise awareness for the mobile phone gender gap: Do you believe women deserve the freedom to connect?

For those already taking action, tell others about your mWomen project on the mWomen Deployment Tracker, an interactive, online tool designed as a hub for gender and mobile projects around the world, encouraging collaboration and shared learnings.

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