The World Wide Web Foundation studied women’s access to the Internet in nine developing countries in 2015, and found that the widespread use of cell phones hasn’t correlated with increased access to the Net for women. Their October 2015 report, Women’s Rights Online, concludes:
… while nearly all women and men own a phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in the same communities, with Internet use reported by just 37% of women surveyed. Once online, women are 30-50% less likely than men to use the Internet to increase their income or participate in public life.
Read the full report here: http://webfoundation.org/about/research/womens-rights-online-2015/