Practical Insights on Gender Gap

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation...
How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

Published on: Jun 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Targeted placement of government health clinics is required to provide widespread access to primary health care services, and achieve the Sustainable Development...
Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Published on: Nov 06 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The international attention received by ‘I’d Blush if I Could’, a newly released publication from UNESCO and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, has helped highlight...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment

Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment

Published on: Jul 08 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment
Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones. For example, in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent...
The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Although more than four billion people now have some kind of Internet access, almost the same number remains without access worldwide. Smartphone sales and the...
Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Published on: Feb 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Today in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent of women do. South Asian countries in general are clear outliers among countries of similar levels...
What Drives Myanmar’s Gender Digital Divide?

What Drives Myanmar’s Gender Digital Divide?

Published on: Dec 03 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What Drives Myanmar’s Gender Digital Divide?
Myanmar is currently undergoing a technological revolution concurrent with systemic political and economic change. As the country transitions to a democratic, market-based...
Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Published on: Sep 20 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
We all can celebrate the massive adoption of mobile phones across the African continent, and be astonished at the rapid uptake of smartphones in countries like...
New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...