At Google, we believe when people get online, good things happen.

However, there are still lots of people in the world who don’t have access to the internet - two thirds of the world's population.

And of them, another two third are female.

In India, only 17% of women are online.

Google is determined to bridge this gender gap by enabling women in villages to use the Internet for their own benefit and the benefit of their communities. Google India partnered with Tata Trusts and launched Internet Saathi to equip women in villages across India with basic Internet skills and provide them with Internet-enabled devices. These "Saathis" then go on to train their neighbors and women in nearby villages to access and use the Internet to find information online about topics such as government schemes, health and weather. This training starts a cycle of education, positively impacting the young and rural population throughout India.