ICT & Women Entrepreneurship/ Empowerment

  • Egyptian women artisans: ICTs are not the entry to modern markets

    • Published date: 2011
    • Published By: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)- Edited by: Martin Hilbert
    • Abstract: Usage and access to ICT in developing countries has been varied so far. Many researches indicated that women are less (digitalized) users than men, while others pointed that women are superior in digital communication. This study examined these arguments in 12 Latin American and 13 African countries from 2005-2008.The study concluded that women access to the ICT mainly affected by employment, education and income, while controlling these variables will promote women to be more active users of digital tools than men. In this case, the ICT will pave the way to improve the women's live conditions and eliminate the gender inequalities in developing countries including inequalities areas such as: access to employment, income, education and health services.

  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Women Empowerment in India

    • Published date: 2011
    • Published By: LAL B. SURESH
    • Abstract: The ICT could is an engine for unique solutions that could serve many sectors such as agriculture, industry and social sectors . Furthermore, it is one of the current main sources of the human development, increases gender equality countries inclusion as well as minimize region disparities. In the same context, ICT has a meaningful contribution in enhancing the women capabilities which facilitate the woman engagement in technical positions in government and non-government agencies, research, educational institutions in private and public sectors. ICT's could have the lead in providing the access to the resources and eliminate poverty in the developing countries. This report provide an example on the role of ICT in empowering women

  • Bridging The Gender Divide- how Technology Can advance women economically

    • Published date: 2010
    • Published By: The International Center For Research On Women (ICRW) – Introduced By : Kirrin Gill And Others
    • Abstract: This report analyzes the possibility to increase the women's resources and economic opportunities depending on The International Center For Research On Women (ICRW) data. The report search for the prospects that could help the woman to compete in market economies. On the other hand, the report illustrates the expansion of actors who lead the innovation in this field , in addition it provides some recommendations on how pave the way to the technology in order to enable the women to be successful economic actors.

  • African Women and ICTs (Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment)

    • Published date: 2009
    • Published By: International Development Research Centre-Edited by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb
    • Abstract: Women are participating significantly in the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution in Africa; ICT tools provide the women of Africa new prospects of development and empowering. Many studies applied by (IDRC) tried to examine the role of ICT in changing the women's life across the continent and the considerable challenges that can undermine the women in participating in ICT revolution. The following research mainly shed a light on the unusual relation between ICT for development and gender.
      This research is trying to illustrate what are the factors that could influence the women’s use of the ICTs available to them ( socio- economic and culture), and the effects of the lack of availability, and taking into consideration the impact of ICT on development, poverty reduction, gender equality, and social justice.
      The research in the first section is reviewing the women affected by ICTs in a ‘passive’ way as they affected positively by the ICT nevertheless their ability to access to the ICT means. In the second section, it indicates to the women who are taking the advantages of female-only’ spaces they create for themselves or which could be created for them through and with ICTs. The third section is observing the experiences of women using ICTs to increase control over their time and space in their personal and professional lives. However, they mainly meet obstacles such as gender roles and the gendered ‘norms’ within existing public spaces. Finally, the fourth section is representing success stories for women who use ICTs to improve in their life using their way. "These women are creating new spaces for themselves and others to live in, think in and work in, and they are affecting public spaces in various ways at the household, local, national and international levels". Furthermore, the authors tried to clarify how women have reached their targets in relation to ICT use and how they managed to overcome their internal and external barriers

  • The role of Knowledge Economy in stimulating the competitiveness capabilities of the Arab Women

    • Published date: 2009
    • Published By: Damascus- Arab Republic of Egypt- Edited by Dr. Maher Hassan Al Mahrouq
    • Abstract: The most important confrontation that is facing the Arab World is how to address the rationale of the investment dilemma in the human resources, especially the feminine resources, as it has a significant social and economic impact. This dilemma stimulates the awareness about the role of women in facing the development challenges at all levels, especially in light of the evolution of the women’s competitiveness capabilities. However, there are a lot of challenges that confine the women’s contribution in the inclusive development process.
      In this context, there are a lot of studies that pointed to the importance of the knowledge economy in facing the previous challenge. Accordingly, this paper is divided into three section.
      Section (1): introduces the Arab women status and their competitiveness capabilities.
      Section (2): introduces the Knowledge Economy components.
      Section (3): pointed to the role of the knowledge economy in developing the competitiveness capabilities of the Arab women.