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Using a Mobile Phone to Curb Domestic Violence  

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The New York Times, May 22, 2012

An woman uses her mobile phone in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir in this April 23, 2009 file photo.

“In India, researchers are just beginning to study the effects that the explosive growth in the mobile phone market has had on women’s lives,” Nilanjana S. Roy writes in The International Herald Tribune’s Female Factor column.

Mobile phones can “break the pattern of marital isolation,” she writes, allowing illiterate women to become competitive entrepreneurs, and the phones can help provide better health care for pregnant women. Read more… 

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