Internet inaccessibility widening gender inequalities further

According to the Wide Web Foundation, more than two billion women are estimated to be offline, globally.


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What you need to know:

  • Gender inequalities will expand even further if barriers to girls and women’s access to the internet are not removed.
  • By improving affordability of digital devices and giving girls scholarships to study technology related fields, countries will have progressed in bridging the gender digital divide.

Gender inequalities which have been widened by the impacts of Covid-19 will expand even further if barriers to girls and women’s access to the internet are not removed, activists said on Monday.

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