Around the world, nearly two-thirds of illiterate people are women— a proportion that has remained unchanged for two decades. Despite progress made towards gender equality, women and girls continue to be held back because of their gender.
Anasoma aims to redefine gender stereotypes through literature and boost women’s and girls’ empowerment and assertiveness by giving them access to a digital library of empowering books.
The project at a glance
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Empowering books added
Original books created
INCREASING FEMALE READERSHIP IN KENYA
The Anasoma midterm report shows the initial findings of the Anasoma project, aimed at identifying barriers of and drivers to female mobile readership in Kenya.