Empowering Women Through Mobile: Samidha’s Story

Sunday 22 Mar 2020 | Connected Women | English | Gender | India | Life stories | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | South Asia | Video |

Samidha is from Pugaon village, India. She plays a vital role in her family in taking care of her 5 year old nephew who cannot speak or walk. Learn how Samidha uses mobile to help herself and her family to improve their day-to-day lives.

Across low- and middle-income countries, women are less likely than men to own a mobile phone. Even when women own mobile phones, there is a significant gender gap in usage, especially for more transformational services such as mobile internet and mobile money. Mobile phones are valued by women as tools that enhance their lives, making them feel safer, more autonomous and connected. Closing the gender gap in mobile ownership and usage will have wider benefits for society and the economy.

When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.