Publications

The spillover effect

  • Do digital information and communications technologies increase the voice and influence of women and girls?

    • Published date: March 2015
    • Published By: Clare Cummings and Tam O’Neil
    • Abstract: This paper is providing an evidence on how the ICT could empower women and foster their voices through several digital meanings specially the social media. This paper is testing the impact of digital ICTs on boosting the girls participation in low and medium income countries, and weather this quo affect their role in the decision making process. On other word, the paper is tackling the degree of influence of either the non digital ICTs or digital ICTs on the girl's participation attitude.

  • Application of ICT in Agricultural Sector: Women’s Perspective

    • Published date: January 2013
    • Published By: Monica N. Agu
    • Abstract:A sort of digital divide occurs in some African Countries. ICT acts as a primary tool to skip this problem. The article is discussing how ICT could introduce social and economic change and facilitate agricultural, as it helps in buying, producing, and selling products. This could lead to redistribution of resources and wealth. the foremost beneficial from accessing and using ICTs would be the grass roots - especially- the women. "This may be achieved by setting up functional, integrated information systems in rural and peri-urban communities, which would bring in new and diverse resources to enable women to access information. By doing this, the female farmers will be empowered thereby reducing the gap between their male counterparts."

  • The impact of ICTs on women's public and political life

    • Published date: January 2013
    • Published By: the Women's Rights Program - Association for Progressive Communications
    • Abstract: This paper is focusing essentially on some case studies that highlight the role of ICT on encouraging women's ability to access the law and the public sphere. Additionally, it points to some of the major issues in the area of women in political and public life and ICTs such as the internet governance and its norms and the usage of secure websites through the tool 'HTTPS'. The paper also gives details about the functions of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and how it may serve the internet governance.

  • Gender Mainstreaming in ICT For Agriculture

    • Published date: Nov. 2012
    • Published By: USAID
    • Abstract: Accessing to ICT by women is a priority for global food security. Ensuring gender equality in agriculture sector ( including gender equality in accessing to ICT in agriculture sector) could facilitate the women's empowerment and more inclusion for women in agriculture sector.
      This paper is examining how the ICT services could contribute in achieving sustainable practices and promote gender equality in Agriculture Sector and how ICT facilitates the women engagement in decisions about agricultural production, accessing to decision making power, controlling over use of income, leading in the community, and consuming time

  • Women in IT: The Facts

    • Published date: April 2010
    • Published By: Catherine Ashcraft and Sarah Blithe National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
    • Abstract: The Opportunity: Information technology is one of the fastest-growing U.S. industries. However, the in enrolling in computer jobs is decreasing. This fact could be obvious in the feminine area. This phenomena could spread also to the education enrolment , as the number of graduates from computers science specialty is declining. This could figure out a severe problem for US future.
      This report is mainly aiming to: "apply “coherent story” about the current state of affairs for technical women, synthesiz the best available data into one, easy-to-access resource, provide an overall summary of the key barriers to women’s participation in technology and promising practices for addressing these barriers, act as a benchmark for measuring the future effects of national industry efforts to increase women’s participation ,and serve as a resource for advocates and change agents".