Though India has the world's second-largest internet population, only 30% of users are women. A partnership with Tata Trusts, Internet Saathi is a digital literacy program that helps bridge the skills gap, training “Saathis” so they can train others, and ultimately get more women online.
Discovering the internet’s benefits
A key barrier to getting women online in India is the lack of awareness about the benefits of the internet. Among those surveyed who do not use the internet, 31% were “not interested in anything that is on the internet.” However, women show greater optimism and autonomy when they use the internet.
of women are “not interested in anything on the internet.”
Respondents who agree with the statement: “My future is wide open.”
Respondents who agree with the statement: "I can make decisions about what is right for me without consulting anyone else."
In rural India, only three in 10 internet users is a woman. A partnership with Tata Trusts, Internet Saathi gives women access to the digital world, and knowledge they can use and share. The program trains “Saathis” — specialists — who in turn can train their community and neighboring villages.Learn more