Women in Numbers

Reference Number: 

PSAX-IG-2018-24

Release Date: 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The NDHS 2017 results indicate that television is still the most popular form of mass media among women (with 77% watching television at least once a week).

 

Thirty-six percent of women listen to the radio at least once a week, and 15% read a newspaper at least once a week.

 

Nine percent of women are exposed to all three types of media weekly.

 

Sixteen percent of women are not regularly exposed to any of the three forms of media

Overall, two-thirds of women have used the internet in the past 12 months. Women in urban areas are more likely to have used the internet in the past year than rural women.

 

In the region, 61 percent have used the internet in the past 12 months.

Nearly half of women have worked in the 7 days before the survey. 46% of women were not employed in the past year.

 

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