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Broadband Commission report on digital gender divide

The Broadband Commission’s “Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide” is now available online.

Our CEO, Helani Galpaya, consulted as an external expert to the commission on this document.

The report highlights the need for urgent action to bridge the digital gender divide, and makes broad recommendations to governments/policy-makers, the private sector, NGOs, IGOs and the academia, in the following areas:

  • Collecting and understanding the kind of data that reflects gender disparities in internet and broadband access as well as use
  • Involving women and other relevant communities in the process of developing digital strategies, policies, plans and budget
  • Addressing the digital gender divide in terms of key barriers including problems with accessibility, affordability, safety of use, digital skills and relevance of content
  • Enhancing cooperation between stakeholders to share good practice and lessons

Read the full report here.

See more of our work on the digital divide here.


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