May 2019 – December 2020
Research ICT Africa is tasked with conducting focus groups and high level interviews in Rwanda. Localised research on gendered digital inequality in Rwanda will nuance the quantitative findings highlighted in the After-Access research to understand the gendered issues around internet access in Rwanda. Access will be framed as meaningful access which places emphasis on how people, especially marginalised women, make use of the internet and the impact it has on addressing structural inequality.
The approach draws on the concept of intersectionality which accounts for the differential access of women in relation to income, education, location (rural or urban) and culture.
Alsion GillWald, Araba Sey and Mariama Deen-Swarray