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Indian women lag in Internet access: Intel Report

Technology giant Intel Corporation has come out with a
report on better measures need to be taken to increase the access to online by
women and girls. This needs to be done in order to double the number of female
internet users in developing countries in the next three years, reported Reuters.

Technology giant Intel Corporation has come out with a
report on better measures need to be taken to increase the access to online by
women and girls. This needs to be done in order to double the number of female
internet users in developing countries in the next three years, reported Reuters.

The gap in the women’s access to internet was seen in the
regions like the Middle East, Africa and other developing parts of the world. In
these regions it was found that women are about 25 percent less likely than men
to be online. The situation called for the technology companies and
policymakers to take measures such as allowing free mobile content, making it
easier to access the Internet on mobile phones and increasing digital literacy
to reduce the gap.

The survey was done focusing on women and girls in four
developing countries – Egypt, Mexico, India and Uganda in which over 2,200
women including girls were interviewed. It was found that to earn more money or
search and apply for jobs women need internet access.

Melanne Verveer, ambassador for global women’s issues at the
State Department said, “With the powerful capabilities the Internet enables –
to connect, to learn, to engage, to increase productivity, and to find
opportunities – women’s lack of access is giving rise to a second digital
divide, one where women and girls risk being left further and further behind,”
as reported by Reuters.

 

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