Cheap and open access to the internet is one of the main equalising tools of our generation. Unfortunately, considerably fewer women have access to the internet than men, especially in the developing world.
Women and girls lag behind men in internet access in many parts of the world, causing them to miss out on the economic and social benefits of being online, according to a study by Intel published in January.
Across the developing world, there are about 25 percent fewer women than men online, said the report, but the gap widens dramatically in other areas: 43 percent in sub-Saharan Africa and 34 percent in the Middle East and North Africa.
Shelly Esque, president of the Intel Foundation, said women miss many benefits if they are not online. She said:
Check out this infographic and find out more about the internet gender gap and how it impacts women around the world.