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Webinar: Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Webinar |

In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), female micro-entrepreneurs contribute substantially to household income and well-being, their communities and the national economy. Yet, they face greater barriers than male ...

Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

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Tuesday 5 Sep 2023 | Bangladesh | Connected Women | English | Ethiopia | Gender | Ghana | Guatemala | India | Indonesia | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Nigeria | Pakistan | Report | Research | Senegal | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Evidence from 10 low- and middle-income countries Empowering women micro-entrepreneurs can have significant economic and social impacts, from increasing incomes to creating jobs to strengthening household resiliency. Yet, ...

Methodology: The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023

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Wednesday 23 Aug 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource |

This document details the methodology behind The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. This accompanying methodology report describes the analysis and modelling techniques we used and highlights important methodological changes from previous years.

Stories from female micro-entrepreneurs

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Tuesday 11 Jul 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Life stories | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Six women from Africa and Asia share stories of their small businesses. They describe how access to a mobile helps them to more easily run and grow their business, enabling them to communicate with customers, promote their products and learn new skills.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023: Virtual Launch

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Video |

On 31 May 2023 the GSMA Connected Women programme launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. If you missed the virtual launch event, catch up on the recording here. During the event we ...

Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Jazz

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Pakistan | Research | Resource | South Asia | Video |

On Wednesday 31 May, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke with Aamir Ibrahim, Jazz, about his ...

Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

On Wednesday 31 May, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke with Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom, about ...

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General, ITU

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 31 May, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke with Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU ...

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource |

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023 shares the latest data on the mobile gender gap, the key barriers preventing women’s equal access to and use of mobile, and explores what is needed to close the mobile internet gender gap.

An International Women’s Day message from Mats Granryd

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Wednesday 8 Mar 2023 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Research | Video |

The mobile gender gap is not going to close on its own. Its root causes are driven by a complex set of social, economic and cultural factors. But we know that with informed, targeted action we can make a difference. As we celebrate ...

Empowering women micro-entrepreneurs through mobile

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Tuesday 21 Feb 2023 | Connected Women | Employment | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research |

This landscaping report illustrates how women micro-entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries are currently using mobile phones for their business, the barriers they encounter and the opportunities to better serve them.

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion – Life Stories

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Monday 23 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital literacy | Education | Employment | English | Ethiopia | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Life stories | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video | Zimbabwe |

Mobile is an enabler for digital inclusion. It empowers people with new opportunities and life enhancing services. But the usage gap is still 40% which means that 3.2 billion people live in an area with mobile broadband coverage but ...

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion – Highlights video

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Monday 9 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | English | Ethiopia | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Nigeria | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

Mobile is an enabler for digital inclusion. It empowers people with new opportunities and life enhancing services. But the usage gap is still 40% which means that 3.2 billion people live in an area with mobile broadband coverage but ...

Tackling social norms to reduce the gender digital divide

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Thursday 5 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital literacy | English | Gender | India | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Presentation | Research | Resource | South Asia | Webinar |

This session brings together new research by the GSMA and BBC Media Action India, to discuss innovative solutions to reducing the gender digital divide in India, and how to enable more women to take advantage of the many benefits of mobile internet access.

Methodology: The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022

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Tuesday 27 Sep 2022 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource |

This document details the methodology behind The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022. This report is part of an annual series analysing the gender gap in mobile ownership and mobile internet use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). ...

Policy considerations to accelerate digital inclusion for women in low- and middle-income countries

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Tuesday 20 Sep 2022 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Resource |

This report provides an overview of the various challenges that need to be tackled to advance digital inclusion for women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and provides granular recommendations for policymakers to address the ...

Sima Sami Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women

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Wednesday 22 Jun 2022 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet for women | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 15 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022. At the ...

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

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Wednesday 22 Jun 2022 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet for women | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 15 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke ...

Vishakha Saigal, Vice President & Head-Strategic Initiatives, Regulatory Policy & Research, Reliance Jio

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Wednesday 22 Jun 2022 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet for women | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 15 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke ...

Matthew Shanahan presents the key findings of the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022

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Wednesday 22 Jun 2022 | Connected Women | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet for women | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 15 June 2022, we launched the Mobile Gender Gap report 2022. At the virtual launch event, Matthew Shanahan, Insights Manager at GSMA, ...