Ericsson vows to boost women's healthcare

Ericsson in support of International Women's Day 2008 has restated its commitment to women's health and a desire to raising their socio- economic status around the world.

Ericsson in a statement disclosed that it will commence the move to raise the status of women by employing initiatives like mobile telephony and high-speed mobile-broadband internet access.

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, director of corporate responsibility at Ericsson, said 'December 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Ericsson has pledged to help raise awareness of this important anniversary throughout the year.

'Around the world, Ericsson's telecommunications solutions is supporting initiatives that raise women's standards of living and provide them with meaningful socio-economic benefits,' Weidman-Grunewald said.

She stated that Ericsson furthers its ongoing commitment to human rights, including gender equality, through its work with organizations such as the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

Grunewald also added that Ericsson is developing the use of mobile technology as a way of strengthening human rights (such as the right to health, the right to education, and the right to safety and security), particularly in emerging markets.