Internet Access is a Women’s Issue

In Four reasons internet access is a women’s issue Stephanie Maclellan explains why we must work to close the digital gender gap. Ms. Maclellan states that ‘Education gaps, lower income and cultural norms can all contribute to keeping women off-line. The four areas of work to be done are synthesised in explanations of 1. Health and Safety; 2. Advocacy and Awareness: 3. Income and Employment; and 4. Representation and Leadership. Her points were similar to those expressed in statements by two UN special rapporteurs on the occasion of International Women’s Day.