In 2019, the India Internet report stated that the female internet user population in the country is only half of the 258 million male internet users, and ‘the bias is more evident in rural India. Indian women are 26% less likely to own mobile phone & 56% less likely to use mobile internet. This digital gap is not only evident but also impacts gender-power relations through gender-tech relations. On 25th July 2020, NETRI Foundation in partnership with SheThePeople.TV hosted the second online dialogue – “Technology, Women and Politics: Post-COVID elections, Digitisation and Women Politicians”- as part of the Women Who Lead Series.
Read more to find out the key takeaways from the discussion held with leading women politicians- Atishi Marlena, Diya Kumari, Jothimani, digital expert Osama Manzar and Mr. Krishnan Pallassana representing civil society.