IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

President and CEO of th Global Fund for Women discusses the impact of technology such as cell phones on the lives of women in developing countries and the gender gap in access to technology. 

"At the end of 2013, an estimated 200 million fewer women than men had access to the Internet. If nothing is done to address this gap, it is projected to grow to 350 million within three years. Mobile phones are more and more essential to daily life (indeed, more people around the world own mobile phones than toothbrushes), but women are 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than men. Beside the lack of access to technology, we also know that too few women are leaders, innovators, and decision makers in today's digital world." 

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