Opinion | The gender digital divide
A large proportion of Indian women remain cut off from the world’s most significant phenomenon of recent decades
How bad is India’s digital divide? Not between the rich and poor, we mean, but between men and women? At a recent session at the Indian Mobile Congress, Facebook India’s head Ajit Mohan pointed out that only 35% of Indian women have access to the internet. Although Mohan didn’t cite a figure for male access, the gap has always been vast. According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India, for example, male users account for 67% of India’s online population; women account for just 29%.