29 Percent Women Economically Active In India: Report

NEW DELHI: In India, just 29 percent of women are economically active compared with over 80 percent of men, the Vodafone Connected Women Report 2014 stated recently.

The report, done by Vodafone Group, was supported by the Vodafone Foundation in collaboration with Oxford University's Said Business School and Accenture Sustainabilty Services, and was released here by Cherie Blair, founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

"Globally, it is said if you develop a woman that has a major positive impact on the society. In Vodafone, we want to contribute to the society beyond our business," Marten Pieters, managing director and chief executive officer, Vodafone India said.

The report focusses on the impact and potential of mobile technology in various facets of the lives of women around the world.

"With gender disparity in itself being a big social challenge in India, the number of women owning mobile phone is considerably lesser than the men. This gap not only affects women's ability to communicate, but it also presents a lost opportunity in terms of health, education, work, safety and inclusion," he said.

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Source: IANS