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COVID-19 and the Gender Digital Divide

Read this strategy where USAID addresses the gender digital divide in the context of COVID-19 and provides key considerations.


The gap between women's and men’s access to and use of the Internet and mobile phones is significant. As COVID-19 increases countries’ reliance on digital services, men will benefit disproportionately compared to women because men will have greater access to life-saving information. Women and girls without access to resilience-building information will be left behind, exacerbating existing gender inequalities.