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Connected Women Programme
Accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women
Our mission is to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services in low- and middle-income countries and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities.
In today’s increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low-and middle-income countries is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out. Successfully targeting women not only advances women’s digital and financial inclusion, but unlocks significant growth potential for the mobile industry. If mobile operators in low- and middle-income countries could close the gender gap in mobile ownership and mobile internet use today, this would generate an estimated incremental revenue of $15 billion over the coming year.
GSMA’s Connected Women works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing and using mobile internet and mobile money services. Together we can unlock this substantial market opportunity for the mobile industry, deliver significant socio-economic benefits and transform women’s lives. When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.
‘Transforming Women’s Lives with Mobile’: A Panel Discussion Hosted by the GSMA at UNGA 2018. A ...Read more
The GSMA’s Gender Analysis and Identification Toolkit (GAIT) addresses an issue many mobile operators ...Read more
Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest level of mobile broadband coverage in the world; only 63% of the region’s ...Read more
While an increasing number of people are now using the internet, the lack of comparable and accurate gender ...Read more
On October 31 2018, different stakeholders including mobile network operators, governments, and development ...Read more
“Understand the gap”: how mobile operators can better understand the gender gap in their customer base
This is the first blog in a series that deep dives into our framework to help mobile operators close the ...Read more
This blog was co-authored by Mariana Lopez and Abbie Phatty-Jobe. We were honoured to join governments, the ...Read more
Connected Women Commitment Partners reach over 12 million new women with mobile internet and mobile money services
Mobile has the power to transform lives. It can help empower women, making them more connected and safer, and ...Read more
A framework to understand women’s mobile-related safety concerns in low- and middle-income countries
Pavati is a 20-year-old student living in New Delhi. She values her smartphone as a tool that increases her ...Read more