Publications

ICT & Women Entrepreneurship/ Empowerment

  • ICTs for the Empowerment of Rural Women: A Review

    • Published date: June 2016
    • Published By:T. Satya Nagamani, 2G.Krishna Veni
    • Issued by: IJCST
    • Abstract: India has realized– earlier- the prominent role of the ICT in empowering -economically and communally- the marginalized segments. In this context, India made use of the ICT innovations as a resort to push out women and put them on a good social and economic track. The varies tools of ICT can reach the remote areas and provide women with the economic independency, employment opportunities and social security.” An attempt has been made in this paper to explore women’s empowerment through ICTs in rural areas by IT sector and blockade to the usage of ICTs”

  • Women and Entrepreneurships 2014- The stimulation of the woman role in the entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa

    • Published date: 2014
    • Published By:OECD
    • Abstract: This report is discussing the utilization of women capabilities which could contribute effectively in increasing the ratio of the productivity and innovation as well as the economic growth. On the other hand, Middle East and North Africa region are facing a lack in female employment and feminine entrepreneurship ratio compared to the global benchmarks.
      This condition increases the emergence of the entrepreneurship supportive programs which could help in stimulate the female entrepreneurs’ efforts. The second chapter in this report is focusing on the vision of business services development and incubators’ provision for female entrepreneurs in North Africa and Middle East. It pointed to the limitation and the weakness of the previous services compared to the development in the female entrepreneurship.

  • Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies (A Practical Guide)

    • Published date: 2014
    • Published By: UNCTAD - Current Studies on Science, Technology and Innovation.
    • Abstract: This report is part of a similar set of reports that highlight the impact of ICT on the developing countries, also they tend to publish a series of statistical reports in order to examine the different degrees of development reached by a specific country. The current report focuses on ICT as an engine for women entrepreneurship and a tool that could change the global landscape. Furthermore, the report provides symbols and examples on how ICT could help in overcoming the barriers that could be faced by enterprises managed by women. These barriers could be divided to barriers related to financing, time poverty and time restrictions, constrains related to education and other restrictions related to women's physical mobility.

  • Global Information Society Watch 2013- Women's right, Gender and ICTs

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos).
    • Abstract: This short report is analysing the effectiveness of women’s online activism. "ICTs were and continue to be an important tool for political resistance for Egyptian women. Egyptian women have used Web channels for online resistance. There are many examples of women activists working online". Most women activists are active users for several types of IT means. ICTs has a vital role exchanging information, organizing actions and sharing visions and opinions.

  • Global Information Society Watch 2013 Women’s rights, gender and ICTs- Women’s rights, gender and ICTs

    • Published date: 2013
    • Published By: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)- Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)
    • Abstract: This report presents the main pillars and subjects elaborated by number of expertise in the field of (ICT and woman). It discusses the Sexual rights and internet regulations examining the impact of ICTs on the social and political participation of women and the role of the internet in shaping the feminist decision making. The report in addition provides role models – in the field of gender and ICT from several countries such as: Bolivia, Cameroon, Brazil and China.

  • A bright future in ICTs opportunities for a new generation for women

    • Published date: February 2012
    • Published By: ITU- Telecom Department Sector
    • Abstract: This report highlights the global trends for women's professional development and employment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Moreover, it provides an example for national policies, training programs and initiatives that motivate girls and women.

  • The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Empowering Arab Women

    • Published date: February 2012
    • Published By: Hanane Boujemi- ITU
    • ssued By: ITU
    • Abstract: This paper is introducing the Arab countries efforts to maximize their returns and integration in the digital economy due to their deep awareness with its economic and social impact. In the early 1990th, most of the Arab countries had launched several ICT strategies as well as stable ICT environment to insure the ICT deployment. One of the major issues that confined the maximum return from the ICT is the issue of the gender divide. The current paper is tackling the previous issue, it deals with the following pillars: obstacles hindering the full integration of Arab women in the digital revolution, initiatives to bridge digital gender divide in the Arab region, ITU initiative with ALESCO and Arab Women Organization, the impact of ICT use on women empowerment in the Arab region, Arab Women and technology Success stories, also it provides several recommendations