Publications

ICT & Women inclusion

  • Gender Issues in ICT Policy in Developing Countries

    • Published date: Oct.2002
    • Published By: Nancy Hafkin
    • Abstract: The ICT policy and its positive implications on gender issues is an unanimous issue nowadays. There is a sort of consensus between several international organization as well as governments on including the previous case at the top of their political agendas . This paper is representing the vision and opinions of the experts group of the "Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)" about the impact and the usage of the ICT in gender inclusion.

  • Women and ICTs for Open and Distance Learning: Some Experiences and Strategies from the Commonwealth

    • Published date: September 2002.
    • Published By: The Commonwealth of Learning- Lyndsay Green and Lawry Trevor-Deutsch
    • Abstract: This report mainly focuses on ICT ability to promote the opportunities of learning by expanding the distance learning and providing many potentials for the women using this field. This report sets models and tools that could support women who are working in that field, by providing case studies for the use of ICTs in distance learning. The report is divided into two main sections. The first part highlights the lessons learned from the research material and compares regional differences. This section concentrated on the role of ICTs in Long distance learning in the Commonwealth developing countries also it explained some cases for women who had access to Distant Learning (DL). In addition, the section elaborated barriers that could eliminate the potentials of women to access DL. The second part of the report includes case studies of women who used ICTs for DL. Each case study includes the background of the project and the key results and the lessons learned.

  • Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: GSMA
    • Abstract: The case of gender disparities in mobile penetration and ownership is common of concern in low and middle income countries, as it has an influence on enhancing the women life in different areas (education, employment….). This report is trying to capture the progress in the previous issue. Moreover, it indicates the major challenges and opportunities are facing women in this case compared to men.

  • Accelerating the digital economy: Gender diversity in the telecommunications sector

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: Dr. Maria Molina and others
    • Issued by : AT-KEARNEY
    • Abstract: “The report provides a snapshot of the current status of gender diversity in the telecommunications industry. The main focus is on mobile communications companies”. The report highlighted best practices in the area under consideration and provides a guidance on how to shape a workplace that could maximize the benefit from the gender diversity.

  • Role of ICT in Gender Equality in India

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: Samidha Redkar & Spoorthi Kumar.
    • Abstract: This paper pointed to the potentiality of ICT to empower women in different areas such as health and education. ICT in India played the same role in empowering especially in the usage area. This paper focuses on the ICT role in India, and how specifically it has affected the role that women play in different economic sectors like health, education and entrepreneurship.

  • Promoting ICT Opportunities For Women Empowerment In Nigeria: Issues And Strategies

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: Akomolafe Comfort Olufunke and Adegun Olajire Adeola.
    • Abstract: Information and Communication technology (ICT) is a key sector in stimulating the economic, political and the social life in Nigeria. In spite of the significant role of this sector, it ignores utilizing women's experiences and skills. This paper examines the present trends of women and ICT usage in Nigeria. In brief, these trends showed that women are more represented in lower level ICT occupations than in higher status and higher paid areas. The paper pointes also to the specific strategies that could help in women empowerment to promote and improve their present situation.

  • Gender Digital Equality In ICT Interventions In Health: Evidence From IDRC Supported Projects In Developing Countries

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published By: Kathleen Flynn-Dapaah and Ahmed Tareq Rashid
    • Abstract: New information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a main tool for social and economic development. However, ICT outcomes are not equally distributed especially in the gender field. This paper is focusing on the gender dimensions of e-Health interventions in developing countries. It provides several projects funded by the Canada‘s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The paper analyzes the strength points of these projects and how they integrate gender in e-Health research projects. The paper underscores that e-Health interventions in developing countries need to better articulate the social processes of inequality that affect access and use by men and women.

  • WOMEN IN TECH: THE FACTS

    • Published date: Not Available
    • Published by: Catherine Ashcraft, Brad McLain, and Elizabeth Eger
    • Issued by: NCWIT’S WORKFORCE ALLIANCE
    • Abstract:There is no doubt that women have accomplished globally several achievements in different fields. However, it does not go the same in the ICT field. “Fewer women are found in software development, technology leadership, or the other kinds of key roles that have a significant influence on future innovation.” The report proved that there are non-formal factors (such as: individual interests and choices) prevent feminine elements from involving in technical and technological innovative jobs. Furthermore, the report discusses several points, specifically: the status of the technician females, barriers that slow down the women’s participation in technology and promising practices for addressing these barriers, in addition to other various points.