One Day Training Course "Women and Mobile"


**Coffee will be served before the workshop**

Session 344

09:00–16:00, Friday, 16 June 2017 Room G2, ITU Varembé Thematic Workshop

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Strategies to close the gender gap in mobile and mobile broadband use

It is widely recognised that information and communications technology can have a positive socio-economic impact on women’s lives. Unfortunately there is currently a significant gender gap associated with access to, and use of, the internet and mobile broadband services. This gender gap can be attributed to a number of factors including the cost of devices and services, network coverage, concerns around security and harassment, as well as a lack of technical literacy amongst women.

This course explains the background to the issues and focuses on strategies that can be used to help close the gender gap.

The course objectives are to:
• Understand the context via genderdisaggregated data on internet access and use.
• Learn how barriers such as access, affordability, safety, digital skills and the availability of locally relevant content can be addressed.
• Discover how gender perspectives can be integrated into strategies, policies, plans and budgets so they explicitly address women’s needs, circumstances and preferences.
• Explore how to work together with other stakeholders to share good practices that have real impact.


Ms Dominica Lindsey, Market Insights Director, Mobile for Development, GSMA


Course leader: Ms Dominica Lindsey, Market Insights Director, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Course facilitator: Ms. Dominique Lazanski, Public Policy Director, GSMA

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries