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On September 12, 2016, World Wide Web Foundation officially announced and released the report cards that assess progress on closing the digital gender divide in ten countries:Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Colombia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The Gender Program of Foundation for Media Alternatives led the Philippine process.

The Gender Report Cards score efforts and outcomes across five priority areas where governments can make changes now to ensure women are empowered through access to the Web.

Citing the report cards, the Alliance for Affordable Internet declared: “These findings show there is a formidable gender gap in empowerment through the Web. The good news is that can change the situation through sound government policies that correct this trajectory.”

“Using these findings, we will discuss and debate solutions…in order to improve women’s access to and empowerment through the Web.

“We also hope to create a network of women—and men—pushing for greater digital equality that will support economic and social progress as part of the sustainable development agenda.”

The full report can be accessed at Women’s Rights Online website.

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