empowerment

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies - A Practical Guide

The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognised as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women, while reducing poverty and gender inequality.

Flexible, Open and Distance Learning: An Enabler or Barrier to Women’s Empowerment through Education and Learning

Can flexible, open and distance learning (FODL) deliver education equitably and equally, as well as remove barriers to women’s learning and enhance empowerment, in the Global South?

Gender and information communication technologies in Nigeria: challenges and prospects

Despite the emphasis placed on the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in Nigeria, women are often underrepresented in terms of access and use. Gender differences in ICT use in Nigeria are linked to patterns of discrimination in the society at large, as well as with patterns of power relations within the home.

Transnational responses to violence against women in the name of 'culture': evaluation of the Violence Is Not Our Culture Campaign (2008-2011)

In 2007, members of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and the Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) network initiated the ‘Violence is not our Culture’ (VNC) campaign. The VNC is aimed at bringing an end to the misuse of culture and religion to justify violence against women (VAW).

Digital Storytelling

How can the public be engaged to tell their stories in their own words and have an impact on the people who shape policy? This article looks at a particular participatory methodology – Digital Storytelling (DST) – and how it can be used in a development setting to draw out stories and engage both storytellers and their future audiences.

Role of ICTs and egovt to promote gender equality in the Asia Pacific - Input for the research by United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) on "Role of e-Government to Promote Gender Equality in the Asia Pacific"

How can the perceived gender neutrality of egovernance be overcome? Due to the technocratic vocabulary and direct private sector involvement, egovernance is generally not perceived as an area of governance reform or public administration.

Empowering Women Through ICT-Based Business Initiatives: An Overview of Best Practices in E-Commerce/E-Retailing Projects | Maier | Information Technologies & International Development

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are consistently hailed as one of the most effective tool for economic development, and the spread of IT-enabled services has been beneficial to both women and men, especially those who have limited skills.

Economic Empowerment of Women through Information Technology: A Case Study from an Indian State

P. N. , V. It is universally accepted that Information Communication Technologies (ICT) offer immense opportunities for the comprehensive social and economic development of the people all over the world, but there is a growing digital divide between the North and the developing South and between women and men in terms of access to ICTs.

Doubling digital opportunities: enhancing the inclusion of women & girlsin the information society

ICT policy development is often seen merely as a technical issue with little relationship to other development areas. At the same time, many national gender-centered policies do not take into consideration the use of ICTs or broadband as key enablers to expand the reach of those policies to accelerate progress.

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