Publications

ICT & Women inclusion

  • Impact of ICT on Gender Gap in Egypt

    • Published date: 2009
    • Published By: Social Research Center (SRC) - Edited by: Dina Atef Mandour.
    • Abstract: The paper testifies the impact of ICT on gender equality in Egypt. It focuses on the gender gap in the aspects of wage rates and employment opportunities by studying women's current status in Egypt in education and employment beside their ability to access to ICT. Furthermore, the paper provides some factors that could expand the gender gap in ICT and non ICT sectors.

  • The role of woman in the ICT Sector- Part of the policy paper titled by (Woman and Labour)

    • Published date: 2009
    • Published By: The American University in Cairo-Social Research Center- Edited by Dr. Dina Mandour
    • Abstract: This paper is aiming to analyse the role of women in ICT sector and its impact on the development indicators (employment and education). But, in spite of the significant evolution in this sector, the sector still lagging behind in the field female employment and distribution equilibrium. The current policy paper is focusing on the how female employment in the sector, additionally it views the negatives and the positives of the current status as well as the role of the concern parties. Furthermore, it views some polices and recommendations which could be used in facing the current status.

  • Understanding women's presence in ICT: the life course perspective.

    • Published date: 2006
    • Published By: Cecilia Castaño and Juliet Webster
    • Abstract: The paper mainly tried to illustrate the new women's path created through the ICT studies and careers using the "life course’ approach and taking into consideration structural and cultural contexts. This approach helps in: identifying the main variables affecting women’s enrolling the ICT in their lives and highlighting the key transition in women’s lives.
      There are several factors that affected the women's engagement in ICT such as: education systems, gender regimes and family structures, and employment cultures.

  • Women 2000 and beyond- Gender equality and empowerment of women through ICT

    • Published date: September 2005
    • Published By: UNITED NATIONS- Division for the Advancement of Women Department of Economic and Social Affairs
    • Abstract: The report illustrates some issues related to how ICT promotes gender equality, and how it provides opportunities for economic, social and political empowerment. Yet, it elaborates the key strategies and tools to address the gender digital divide in national and international contexts. In addition, models of good practices and steps that should be taken in order to overcome the gender divide and reduce inequalities related to ICT are included in this report.

  • Widening Women’s Work in Information and Communication Technology

    • Published date: 2004
    • Published By: Gérard Valenduc and others.
    • Abstract: "This is the synthesis report of the IST project Widening Women’s Work in Information and Communication Technology (WWW-ICT), carried out under the 5th framework program of RTD of the European Union, in 2002-2004. Research teams in seven countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and United Kingdom) have carried out biographical interviews and case studies on women in ICT professions. Their conclusions and recommendations address all those “agents of change” who might improve the place of women in ICT professions: organizers of ICT training programs, career advisers, human resource managers, recruiters, social partners, women’s associations, policy makers in the area of equal opportunities in education and the labour market".

  • Gender Issues in the Information Society

    • Published date: 2003
    • Published By: Natasha Primo
    • Abstract: The ICT acts as corner stone of the knowledge based economies and societies. It not only contributes in spreading knowledge in human activities but also creates numerous types of economic activities and employment opportunities. Additionally, ICT has the upper hand in woman empowerment in the economic, social and political fields by minimizing the gender divide. However, efforts paid by ICTs policies to hinder digital divide could face several constrains that go beyond issues of technological infrastructure and socio-economic environment. This report is focusing on the case of " inequality in accessing to ICTs and their applications". The report is viewing main pillars: the evolution of the international debate on gender and information technology , the impact of infrastructural and gender specific constraints on women’s capacity to exploit the potential of the new information and communication technologies in different world regions, the cross-cutting role of gender in determining participation in the information society, the strategies and best practices aimed at addressing the gender gap issue besides the range of actions to be considered by the various stakeholders involved.