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A toolkit for researching women’s internet access and use

May 23, 2018 | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

While an increasing number of people are now using the internet, the lack of comparable and accurate gender disaggregated data obscures the true extent of the differences in access to, and use of the internet between men and women. This … Read more

A framework to understand women’s mobile-related safety concerns in low-and middle-income countries

March 28, 2018 | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

There is a paradoxical relationship between mobile technology and women’s safety; while access to a mobile can make a woman feel safer, mobiles can also be a conduit for threats and these can act as a barrier to access and … Read more

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2018

February 26, 2018 | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

This report provides further evidence of the persistence and scale of the mobile gender gap across low- and middle-income countries, including the barriers that women and men face to owning mobile phones and using mobile internet. Findings from this report … Read more

Triggering mobile internet use among men and women in South Asia

November 17, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | South Asia | Bangladesh | India | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | GSMA

Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. This GSMA Connected Women and GSMA Connected Society report is … Read more

Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insights from Cote d’Ivoire and Mali

July 26, 2017 | Connected Women | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cote d'Ivoire | Mali | GSMA

Despite significant growth in mobile money over the last decade, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. There is valuable data on the gender gap in mobile financial services, but to better target and … Read more

Accelerating affordable smartphone ownership in emerging markets

July 3, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

This is a research study into the smartphone ecosystem landscape and business models that drive affordable smartphone access. It is directed at actors interested in enhancing consumers’ smartphone ownership in emerging markets. Offering new ideas and recommendations, it aims to … Read more

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