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Aug 05, 2015 12:15 am | Guest Writer


Technology is a key piece in preventing and ending violence against women. As the number of women with access to the internet and internet-enabled devices increases, so does the potential for social impact of “tech for good” projects. Access to internet-enabled devices has been found to be key for ensuring gender-equality in the long run (No Ceilings). Of the women with access to internet and phones, 30 percent report earning additional income, 45 percent report searching for jobs, and 80 percent report improving their education.

As tech for good becomes mainstream, not only are key opportunities to utilize existing technology being missed, but so are opportunities for utilizing the niche emerging tech that could be saving lives. There are seven key areas those in the tech for good sector should invest in to maximize their impact:

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