Tuesday May 21, 2024

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2024: Virtual Launch

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On 15 May 2024 the GSMA Connected Women programme launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2024. If you missed the virtual launch event, catch up on the recording here.

During the event we shared the latest data and insights on the mobile gender gap across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We also heard from ITU, Jio and MTN Uganda who shared their reactions to the findings and talked about what can be done to drive digital inclusion for women.

Women’s rate of mobile internet adoption increased over the past year across LMICs and there are now more women using mobile internet than ever before. The gender gap in mobile internet adoption across these countries has narrowed for the first time since 2020 due to women adopting it at a faster rate than men. Women are now 15% less likely than men to use mobile internet and of the 785 million women who are still not using it, around 60% live in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The smartphone gender gap also narrowed slightly to 13% but the gender gap in overall mobile ownership remains relatively unchanged at 8%.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2024 is available here.

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