Internet companies must assist women to use the internet safely by providing training that helps in identifying online threats and providing tools for controlling privacy and security settings. Additionally, applications must allow victims of online abuse to report perpetrators.
According to GSMA, closing the mobile ownership and usage gender gap by 2023 will deliver an estimated 140 billion dollars for the mobile industry over five years.
Though affordability is a barrier, lack of literacy and digital skills is probably the greatest challenge to reducing this digital gender gap. Reading and writing skills are needed in order to participate online. Free Senior High School education will partially resolve this by getting more girls to develop literacy skills. However, we need to look at literacy training for adult females and a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for girls.