Publications

ICT & Women inclusion

  • Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion /h2>
    • Published date: January 2018
    • Published by: TRONTO CENTRE
    • Issued by :
    • Abstract: “Many financial authorities have some form of market development objectives as explicit or implicit elements of their legal mandates. Increasingly, digital technologies are being brought to bear, both by established players and new FinTech firms, in a manner that furthers market development, especially in terms of reaching previously unserved and underserved populations, which disproportionately include women.
      In this context, this note seeks to help financial authorities address the specific issue of women’s digital financial inclusion by furthering understanding of:
      • The case for increasing women’s digital financial inclusion and why a gender-differentiated approach is important;
      • Specific gender-related opportunities and constraints relating to usage of digital financial services, and their significance;
      • Concrete regulatory and supervisory responses designed to facilitate women’s usage of digital financial services; and
      • Important measures outside the realm of regulation and supervision”.


  • Gender, availability and dual emancipation in the Swedish ICT sector

    • Published date: 2017
    • Published by: Line Holth and Others
    • Issued by : SAGE Journal
    • Abstract: "The article examines the continued challenges facing women and men working in the Swedish information and communications technology (ICT) sector over balancing the dual commitments of work and family. Data are presented from a case study of DashCom, a major Swedish IT consultancy, which employs around 500 people. The analysis utilizes the concept of ‘availability’, which connects gender to work and family in ways that entail crucial consequences for both the employees and the company. Although impacting both men and women, there were gendered differences in the strategies for dealing with the challenges of availability. The article is structured as follows: a review of relevant debates from the literature is followed by a discussion of background and methodology. The subsequent sections present and analyses the findings from the DashCom case study. The final section discusses the key research findings and offers concluding comments”.

  • Women’s Pathways to the Digital Sector: Stories of Opportunities and Challenges

    • Published date: 2017
    • Issued by : Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation and Development
    • Abstract: Varies of studies and evidence prove that there is a significant link between the access/ the use of information technologies and the improvements of the socio-economic conditions. Nevertheless, the benefits of these technologies are unevenly distributed among the different social categories. Women and girls are at the bottom of the ICT access and use and this disproportionately affected their economic potentials. This study helps in understanding the role of ICT in supporting the women rights, gender equality and economic empowerment. It also views the promising circumstances that could foster the girls/women in ICT education and employment.

  • Information and Communication Technology and Contesting Gender Hierarchies: Research Learnings from Africa and the Middle East

    • Published date: 2016
    • Published By: Anne Webb
    • Issued by : United Nations
    • Abstract: “The research presented in this article demonstrates how availability of information and communication technology (ICT) does not ensure equitable access and gender equality. Access needs to be imbedded in a women’s empowerment and equality agenda to contribute to transforming gender relations. Understanding what that involves is critical to the design of ICT policies that challenge gender inequalities”.

  • The Role of Women and ICT in Ageing Society

    • Published date: 2016
    • Published By: Dr. Naoko IWASAKI - Associate Professor Institute of e-Government, Waseda University
    • Issued by : United Nations
    • Abstract: The paper discusses difficulties in Japan as an example of ageing societies.

  • Utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Women Development

    • Published date: 24/11/2016
    • Published By: MAFE BABAFEMI ADEBIYI
    • Issued by : SCIREA Journal of Computer Science and Technology
    • Abstract: The Information and Communication technology as many innovative fields has open new prospects for the economic growth and social development. As, the previous contributes in creating and enhancing applications related to developmental targets (ex: e-agriculture, e-education ….etc.). Additionally, the ICT could add more to the women capacities and capabilities which could assist in social transformation, decision-making process, political representation, trade and commerce, entrepreneurial development, and social leadership. This paper is going to test the relation between the ICT applications and the women development.

  • Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap

    • Published date: 11/3/2016
    • Published By:
    • Issued by : Partners: ITU and Others.
    • Abstract: This document is representing the Action Plan formulated to obtain the gender inclusion. In this regard, the ICTs are employed to empowering women, and thus, achieving sustainable development. Critical actions are applied to secure the significant participation for women in the digital society and to pave the way for obtaining global objectives related to gender divide and women empowerment by 2030. “In 2016 the international development community will begin implementation of a new set of universal goals and targets embedded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global financing framework, the Addis Ababa Action Plan 2015. In view of this shift and building on the past processes and other commitments and outcomes of WSIS, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and General Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women, the involved parties issue this Action Plan to encourage stakeholders involved in the post-2015 process, including governments, the private sector, NGOs, civil society and IGOs, to unify efforts and build synergies across international development processes and efforts towards closing the digital gender gap through converting shared commitments into action”.

  • Gender, availability and dual emancipation in the Swedish ICT sector

    • Published date: 2016
    • Published By: Line Holth and others
    • Abstract: In spite of the fame of the Sweden and Nordic countries in the era of the gender equality and emancipation, the Swede people find significant difficulties in combining between personal responsibilities and job responsibilities. The regulatory authority in Sweden paid attention to the previous dilemma , and tried to create a sort of balance between the fatherhood and female participation in labour market by issuing the "emancipation agend"; but unfortunately these efforts gained nothing. This article is going to shed a light on the main obstacles that are faced by Swedish people ( males and females) working in the Swedish information and communications technology (ICT) sector over balancing the dual commitments of work and family. It worth mentioning that the is depending on data and the cases obtained from DashCom, a major Swedish IT consultancy, which employs around 500 people

  • ICT Definition Implication on ICT Career Choice and Exclusion among Women

    • Published date: 2016
    • Published By: Muchiri Michael Njoki and Others
    • Abstract: The ICT sector used to attract male employment unlike female employment. The gender gap in ICT industry was the core of many researches . In light of the scarceness of female employment in ICT, the paper is going to determine the source of gender exclusion, status and trend of ICT job opportunities, and the contribution of the narrow definition to this exclusion. The paper is aiming to address the following elements:
      "It determines the nature of enrolment by ladies into the Bachelor of Business Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) and Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) related undergraduate degree and the Master of Science (Information Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) programmes , investigate the status of ICT job opportunities trends ,determine the sources of the ICT career gender exclusion and finally analysis how ICTs narrow definition affects ladies choice of ICT careers". A mixed method of survey and desktop method was employed .

  • The Inclusion of Gender Component in ICT Development Policy and Information Society Building in Armenia

    • Published date: 2014
    • Published By: Narine Abazian and Ani Manukyan
    • Issued by : USAID, ASI and HEAD
    • Abstract: In the e-socity era , the ICT is the main key to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment-especially- in the fields of education and work enrollment . This research is going to “monitor the implementation of the Arminian Gender Policy Concept Paper (in line with RA Gender Equality law), partially the inclusion of gender component (criteria) in ICT Development Policy, in Information Society building and reform proposal on Women in ICT policy and action plan”.

  • Doubling digital opportunities enhancing the inclusion o f women and girls in the information Society

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: ITU- UNESCO
    • Abstract: This report is analysing the role of ICTs in minimizing the gender disparities. It reviews how the ICTs function in enhancing the woman access to new technologies, fostering the gender equality in everyday lives, and providing several potentials for girl’s education. Besides, it highlights the main challenges they could face in this area. Moreover, the Report analysis the main measures that could tackle gender inequality in accessing ICTs.

  • Women active in the ICT sector

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: ICLACES- European Commision
    • Abstract: The study is analysing the problem of the European gender inequalities in ICT fields by "updating current data regarding females’ roles in the sector identifying role models and career paths to inspire women and girls; assessing the economic impact of incorporating women into the sector; reviewing the status of the European Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT; and analysing successful social media campaigns". Also the study delivered some recommendations related to how can the ICT empowering woman

  • Lifting the veil on ICT gender indicators in Africa

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: Research ICT Africa & University of Cape Town- Edited by: Mariama Deen-Swarray and others
    • Abstract: This study emphasizes on the differences between the ICT access (according to gender) and the ICT usage (according to gender). Furthermore, It determines the factors that could increase the gap between gender in the two aspects. The paper testify this relation depending on survey conducted by RIA in 2008 of ICT access and use across 17 African countries. The survey showed that factors like: income, education and social position deeply affected the ICT usage and access for both gender.

  • Role of ICT to Promote Gender Equality in Bangladesh

    • Published date: 2012
    • Published By:Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan
    • Issued by : 7th IPID International Annual Conference
    • Abstract: The paper illustrates the role of ICT in promoting gender equality. The paper shows the previous relation by describing how the ICT can reduce the socio-culture discrimination in the society in Bangladesh. According to the issued paper, the ICT “ influences discriminated women to achieve individual satisfaction, independency and decision making role through economic participation to the household. ICT also enables the women to acquire education, knowledge and skills to earn a socially respectful reorganization.”

  • ICT and Gender

    • Published date: Sep. 2011
    • Published By: Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan
    • Issued by : eLAC
    • Abstract:This version of the news paper is providing real cases on how the ICT can minimize the gender inequality. In this regard, different article -with different subjects and points of views are introduced.

  • Role of ICT to Promote Gender Equality in Bangladesh

    • Published date: 2011
    • Published By: Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan
    • Issued by : 7th IPID International Annual Conference
    • Abstract: The paper illustrates the role of ICT in promoting gender equality. The paper shows the previous relation by describing how the ICT can reduce the socio-culture discrimination in the society in Bangladesh. According to the issued paper, the ICT “ influences discriminated women to achieve individual satisfaction, independency and decision making role through economic participation to the household. ICT also enables the women to acquire education, knowledge and skills to earn a socially respectful reorganization.”

  • Digital gender divide or technologically empowered women in developing countries? A typical case of lies, damned lies, and statistics

    • Published date: 2011
    • Published By: Women's Studies International Forum– Edited By: Martin Hilbert.
    • Abstract: The study is going to analyse this fact by empirical study using the data set from 12 Latin American and 13 African countries from 2005-08. As many researchers that pointed that has no same access opportunity and better usage to ICT tools as men, the study pointed that the rationale behind this fact is the unbalance factors for employment, education and income between genders, and when researchers keep these factors constant, the women exceed the men in using ICT tools. This creates a new prospect to women as ICT could help in diminish gender inequality in developing countries.