Briefs, Reports & Posts

7th April 2023

The last several years have seen a rapid increase in the use of information and communication technologies in developing countries to enable economic growth and employment, and to increase access to healthcare, education and social connections. However, increasingly, it is also becoming apparent that the impact of these technologies in the Global South is not gender-neutral; instead, it amplifies the existing inequities.

25th March 2023

ONLY 52 per cent of adult Pakistani women own a mobile phone and Pakistan has one of the widest mobile gender gaps in the region. Women are 49pc less likely than men to use mobile internet, and according to some studies, nearly six in 10 women face some sort of restrictions in using the internet. Clearly, there is a large gender digital divide, and it has been receiving increasing attention in the past few years. But why is this so? Why is it necessary to bridge the digital divide and what can we achieve on the back of greater digital inclusion of women? 

01st January 2023

While digital technologies are pushed as the one stop solution to women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion, the women who are the intended beneficiaries of these technologies are disdainful of the simplicity, limitations and naivete of such applications. 

Domestic & Home-based Women Workers' Vulnerabilities during COVID-19 and the Role of Digital Technology

The aim of this project is to understand how the lives of domestic and home-based workers in Lahore and Kasur were affected by the challenges presented during Covid-19. The policy brief highlights research findings and policy recommendations compiled by Dr. Hadia Majid and Dr. Maryam Mustafa with the help of specialists from various women empowerment NGOs across Pakistan. 

29th March 2022

Maryam Mustafa

I moved back to Lahore 3 years ago after more than a decade of living abroad. The city had moved on, grown, evolved and I no longer recognized the streets, the trees or the neighbourhoods.

4th April 2022

Hadia Majid

World Bank poverty estimates show that 44 percent of global extreme poverty is concentrated among children. Moreover, there are 105 girls for every 100 boys living in extremely poor households. 

12th September 2022

Taqdees Aziz

Technology access and adoption are taking place at an accelerated pace across the world. Yet, vast swathes of the global population still remain outside the digital realm.