Fact of the day: Women should be web surfers, too

Fact of the day: Women should be web surfers, too

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This is the twelfth in a series of 15 facts over 15 days that we will be sharing with you to get you up to speed on what’s at stake in 2015.

Imagine that you didn’t have access to the Internet. Across sub-Saharan Africa, 45% fewer women than men have access to the web. Throughout the developing world, over 200 million women and girls are being left behind because of barriers to Internet access. What if these women had the ability to get online? This would empower millions with education and employment opportunities, giving women and girls the power to make their voices heard.

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