Practical Insights on Gender

Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Published on: Nov 17 2016 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There are multiple development initiatives to increase women’s ownership and usage of mobile phones – everyone from GSMA to USAID to Mobile Network...
Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!

Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!

Published on: Sep 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!
Women are one-half of the world’s population, one-third of its official workforce and do two-thirds of its productive work, yet they earn one-tenth of its income...
8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Jan 27 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide
The mobile phone is one of the most widely used information and communication technologies in the developing world. For instance, in India, as of December 2013,...
How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative...
8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

Published on: Apr 17 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a...
Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Published on: Jan 12 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles....
4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative

4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative

Published on: Sep 01 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative
Social norms and stigmas often lead to men owning mobile phones more often than women in many parts of the developing world. Sometimes when a woman does happen to...
mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

Published on: Aug 06 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect
If you’re active on Twitter you’ve probably come across the hashtag #mWomen. mWomen is a new tagline referring to mobile tools and programs centered on the...
Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide

Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide

Published on: Jul 28 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide
Earlier this month, World Pulse brought your voices from the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10 High Level...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a...