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Can ‘Digital India’ be Good for Women?

27 March 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am



Dr Urvashi Aneja, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Chloe Sageman, Manager, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House



India is one of the lowest ranked major economies in the world for gender equality, according to The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 from the World Economic Forum, and there is a fear that this will be magnified in an increasingly digital world. Women are 27 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone and only 29 per cent of India's internet users are women. Yet technology can also be a socio-economic leveller, offering new opportunities for the empowerment of women. How can this be utilized in India to further, rather than hinder, gender equality?

Drawing on a series of examples, this webinar will explore how social norms and practices intersect with, and impact on, women's access to technological, economic and social gains in India. 

Please note, this event is online only. Members can watch webinars from a computer or other internet-ready device and do not need to come to Chatham House to attend.