This report summarises learnings from BBC Media Action’s landscaping study of the gendered dimensions of social media access and use in India. It addresses 10 questions that have implications for designing digital solutions for women’s empowerment in India.
Women’s Empowerment Collectives and the Power of Digital: A Research and Learning Agenda is a three-year project that aims to identify how digital technology could enhance pathways to women’s empowerment in Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs). The project is exploring how WECs could effectively harness digital technologies without exacerbating existing inequalities or increasing gender-based violence. It is being conducted by BBC Media Action with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.