Today, women are rising, but this is happening only where they have access to education. Young girls in the MENA region are demanding their rights. They are demanding access to quality education and freedom. Forty-eight per cent of women in the Arab world do not own a mobile phone and the gender gap in internet usage across the region is 34 per cent. Let us not leave them behind. "
Techcrunch made a similar claim in February 2016, attributing it to the World Bank.
Is it true that 48% of women in the Arab world do not own a mobile phone?