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Promoting digital literacy for women and girls at the bottom of the pyramid  

Reaching out to women and girls at the bottom of the pyramid requires more than merely ensuring access to ICTs and broadband networks. Especially where women and girls are systematically denied an education -- resulting in wide-spread female illiteracy rates -- women and girls first need to learn to read and write. Broadband networks can be used to deliver literacy eradication training, and other essential skills needed to operate in a broadband environment, including ICT and financial literacy skills, as well as career training and ICT-enabled career training. Such training will enable women to set up online businesses, or to use broadband services, such as social networking sites, to enhance their ongoing livelihood and economic activity.

ITU has developed training materials to promote women’s ICT literacy and the use of ICTs to promote women’s economic activities:


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