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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.
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.