Internet access gender gap revealed in UN report

The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development report indicates that half the world’s population should have web access by next year. Photo: ITU Pictures

Lack of internet access for women is growing around the world, raising concerns that it could put at risk the UN's Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to "leave no-one behind", UN data showed Thursday.

The findings appear in the 2016 report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

It found that 3.5 billion people are now online, that's 47 per cent of the global population, as ITU's Phillippa Biggs told Daniel Johnson.

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