September 1, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

Broadband Access Indicators: 350 million fewer Women will be online compared to Men

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Gender equality in the tech space has been a major topic in most technology summit and gathering around the world. While such narrative helps create the environment for encouraging more women to become interested and pursue education or career within the tech space, more still needs to be done.

It is now emerging that more men are using the internet than the women. Statistics also forecasts that within the next three years, the number of women online will be less than the number of men online by 350 million.

This forecast was brought out by the report Doubling Digital Opportunities: Enhancing the Inclusion of Women and Girls in the Information Society. A report tabled by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender of the International Telecommunications Union, (ITU).

According to the Commission, currently there are about 200 million few women online compared to men. Their projection shows that in three years’ time, this gap will widen to 350 million fewer women if remedial steps are not taken.

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