Webinar on Demand: Understanding the Mobile Gender Gap in 2020

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile internet for women | Webinar |

How is the mobile gender gap evolving in the Global South? What are the factors that prevent women’s equal mobile ownership and internet use in 2020? And how are men and women’s use of mobile changing as smartphone ownership grows?

There remains a substantial mobile gender gap across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Over 300 million fewer women than men access the internet on a mobile, and women are 8% less likely than men to own a mobile phone. But the mobile internet gender gap is narrowing in LMICs. Although women remain 20% less likely than men to use mobile internet, this represents a reduction from 27% in 2017, and 54% of women now use mobile internet.

The Connected Women team hosted a webinar to share the key insights and recommendations from the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020. Watch the webinar recording here and learn:

  • 2020 estimates of the size of the mobile gender gap;
  • The key barriers to mobile ownership and use for women;
  • How men and women’s use of mobile and mobile internet is quickly evolving;
  • The steps that stakeholders should take to reduce the mobile gender gap in their market

Click here to download the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020.

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