2nd Meeting of the Working Group on Broadband and Gender: 20 September, 2013 - New York
This physical meeting of the Working Group of Broadband and Gender held in UN Women HQ in New York gathered Working Group Members for the second time.
The Working Group launched its new report entitled Doubling Digital Opportunities: Enhancing the Inclusion of Women & Girls in the Information Society. This report brings together extensive research from UN agencies, Commission Members and partners from industry, government and civil society, to create the first comprehensive global snapshot of broadband access by gender.
Globally, the report estimates that there are currently 200 million fewer women online than men, and warns that the gap could grow to 350 million within the next three years if action is not taken.