The head of the World Wide Web Foundation has called on world leaders to take action to make the internet "affordable, accessible and relevant to all groups in society."
Ten years after world leaders committed to harnessing technology to build an inclusive information society, parents in 48% of countries can't use the web to compare school performance and budgets, women in over 60% of countries can't use the web to help them make informed choices about their bodies, and over half the population in developing countries can't use the web at all.
Countries should accelerate action to make the web affordable, accessible and relevant to all groups in society, as they promised at the World Summit on the Information Society in 2003.
More top news
A woman who filmed her elderly mum's carer stealing money explained how she felt ill when she discovered the crime.
Showers are set to clear to leave much of England and Wales with plenty of sunshine.
Paramedics, police and hospitals are braced for Black Eye Friday - an annual surge in the amount of booze being sold.