Internet penetration has to broaden gender inequality globally

Internet penetration has to broaden gender inequality globally

As the popularity of the Internet in developing countries continues to accelerate, experts warn that it is likely to persist or even exacerbate existing gender inequalities. A recent study by the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, found that despite the global Internet penetration, the subsequent digital gender divide could hinder women’s access to education, health care, and other government services. The digital gender divide is defined as the gap between men and women in access to technology. Today, about 4.1 billion people (53.6% of the…

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