Despite increasing access to mobile internet across board, a substantial gender gap exists with women being 7% less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 15% less likely to use mobile internet. There are still 234 million fewer women than men accessing mobile internet. With the COVID-19 pandemic evolving across the world, there has never been a more urgent time to address this issue.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021 involved conducting thousands of surveys across eight low and middle income countries, along with the subsequent data modelling and analysis.

The report highlights how the mobile gender gap continues to improve in South Asia, but less so in other regions. It explores the key barriers preventing women’s equal access to mobile internet as well as the rise of women’s smartphone ownership, especially in India.

Click here to read the summary, and the detailed report.