Women Connected: Strategies for Bridging the Gender Digital Divide in India

This publication serves as a comprehensive resource for understanding the impact of technology in improving women's lives. It highlights interventions and shares lessons learned from the first round of the WomenConnect Challenge India. By showcasing the transformative potential of technology, it hopes to inspire further innovation and collaboration to reduce the gender digital divide in India. Launched in 2020 by Reliance Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), WomenConnect Challenge India calls for innovative solutions across the world to advance women’s social and economic circumstances by improving their access to and use of technology.

Through the WomenConnect Challenge India, Reliance Foundation and USAID have identified innovative solutions from not-for-profit organisations that empower women via access to and the use of digital technology to drive positive education and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families. In Round 1, over 180 organisations applied. 10 organisations across India were selected and supported with grants of up to INR 1 crore each (approximately $120,000 each), between 2021 and early 2023.

Read the publication to know more about the key learnings on programmatic interventions to reduce the gender digital divide in India.

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