[LISTEN] 45% fewer women than men are online currently in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 45% fewer women than men are online currently.

Africa Programs Manager at Intel Suraj Shan says this means that more men use the internet than women.

Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser, Shan says most of African countries election drives in the last 15 years, have seen discussions held online.

If women speak about empowerment on their own, it's a plate half full.

Suraj Shan, Africa Programs Manager at Intel

Being online is no longer a luxury. It's almost like a fundamental right like basic education.

Suraj Shan, Africa Programs Manager at Intel

If you are not online then you cannot participate politically, you have very little social inclusion.

Suraj Shan, Africa Programs Manager at Intel

You don't have access to tools that make your productivity better. You don't have access to information that will probably enrich your income generation or your own skills.

Suraj Shan, Africa Programs Manager at Intel

Listen to why its vital for women to have access to technology as well...


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