Broadband Commission report reveals online gender gap

09/26/2013 | Gadget

The Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender has uncovered a "tech gap" among the genders, noting there are 200 million fewer women online than men. Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, says the "Doubling Digital Opportunities: Enhancing the Inclusion of Women & Girls in the Information Society" report, "provides an overview of opportunities for advancing women’s empowerment, gender equality and inclusion in an era of rapid technological transformation. It calls for social and technological inclusion and citizens' participation, explaining the societal and economic benefits of providing access to broadband and ICTs to women, small entrepreneurs and the most vulnerable populations." Geena Davis proposed the creation of The Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender in 2012.

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