Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity

Authored by: GSMA, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Vital Wave Consulting

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2013
Citation: Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity. GSMA, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Vital Wave Consulting, 2013.

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Executive Summary

The GSMA Development Fund, in partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, undertook this study in order to understand women’s ownership of mobile phones in low and middle-income countries as well as the benefits mobile phones can bring to development. The report makes the case for empowering women through mobile technology. The research findings suggest steps that can increase women’s uptake of mobile phones; they also highlight questions that will require further research and collaboration. Developing a comprehensive plan for empowering women with mobile phones will require the involvement of all stakeholders from the private, non-profit and public sectors. Each stakeholder will need to take steps on their own, but also work together.