gender digital divide

Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief
Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief 13 November 2020 WOUGNET

This policy brief presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda. 

Towards ending digital gender marginalisation
Towards ending digital gender marginalisation 19 October 2020 Y. Z. Yau for CITAD

A team of staff of CITAD went to Shara in the Sumaila local government area of Kano to conduct a COVID-19 sensitisation programme for teachers and students as well as parents of Shara Primary School, a community school that CITAD and the community established about four years ago.

Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Report
Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Report 13 November 2019 WOUGNET

This report presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda.

New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India
New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India 07 November 2019 Sarbani Banerjee Belur and Ritu Srivastava for GenderIT.org

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use it. In this article, the authors explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender digital divides
Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender digital divides 21 August 2019 Rebecca Ryakitimbo for GenderIT.org

Community networks provide alternatives to internet access infrastructure that is controlled by either companies or the state. In the remote area where Kondoa Community Network works, even patchy services have been helpful to ensure access to better education and medical services. 

African women face widening technology gap
African women face widening technology gap 01 April 2019

Despite having the highest growth in internet penetration across the globe,  Africa remains the only continent whose digital gender gap has widened since 2013. It is this that motivates AfriSIG to focus deliberate gender lenses on its planning and coordination.

Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement
Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement 28 February 2019 Ninglun Hanghal for GenderIT.org

In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse
Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse 08 January 2019 Serene Lim

This interview explores the gender implications of setting up a community network in the remote areas of the Philippines – from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour to the benefits of access for a community that is ignored by telecommunications companies.

Gender equality: A mouse click away
Gender equality: A mouse click away 27 September 2018 Constance Bommelaer de Leusse and Dafne Sabanes Plou

Digital disadvantage mirrors deeper structural, economic and cultural inequalities. Measures to bridge the gender digital divide must be grounded in human rights, including women’s rights to participate in and contribute to social, economic and cultural development.

Women's digital inclusion: Background paper for the G20
Women's digital inclusion: Background paper for the G20 27 September 2018 Anri van der Spuy and David Souter

This briefing, jointly published by the Internet Society and APC, outlines ways in which policy makers can facilitate the internet’s positive potential through an enabling framework for women’s digital inclusion.

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