ICT for women to reach development goals

  • ICT and Women

    • Published date: 2009
    • Published By: Denise Shortt and Kelly O’Neill
    • Abstract: Recruiting and attracting women to work in the Information and Communications Technology industry is the main challenge for the ICT Canadian Industry. The ICT sector could encourage this via recruiting the qualified feminine elements that could help in problem-solving and innovation. In 2009, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) lunched an initiative to mute the challenges that could hinder the challenges that could eliminate women chances in the sector. This paper is going to review a literature that could help in understanding the barriers that the industry is facing, as well as the approaches that the sector could utilize in order to be an effective labour pool. Also, it provides many opportunities that pave the way to the success.

  • GENDER and ICTs

    • Published date: September 2004
    • Published By: BRIDGE- Edited by Anita Gurumurthy and others.
    • Abstract:ICT especially internet is introducing a new age which includes new changes and new ways of life. However, the ICT also delivers undesirable negative consequences especially on females. This report mainly replies to the following inquires: "Who benefits from ICTs? Who is dictating the course of ICTs? Is it possible to harness ICTs to serve larger goals of equality and justice?". The first section discussed four main ideas: "some basic information on gender and technology; the meaning of ICTs; the ICT arena – its key players and key politics; and an analysis of how gender has featured in the information society debate". While the second section discussed inequities in the ICT arena, and the gender dimensions of these inequities. The third section discussed the role of ICTs in promoting women’s rights and empowerment.

    • Gender Equality and Economic Development ( the Role for Information and Communications Technology)

      • Published date: April 2004
      • Published By: Derek H. C. Chen
      • Abstract: Adding to the intensive role functioned by the ICTs technology, this paper focuses on the role that information and communication technologies(ICTs) can play in improving gender equality, so to enhance long-term economic growth. By using OLS and IV panel regressions with country fixed-effects, the paper shows the relation between the level of ICT infrastructure and the improvement gender equality in education and employment. Hence, the multiplier effect of the previous situation. Also, it provides evidence that prove the relation between gender equality in education and gender equality in employment and how the economic growth could influence the both variables.

    • Researching ICT Based Enterprise for Women in developing countries: A livelihoods Perspective.

      • Published date: Not Available
      • Published By: Shoba Arun and others
      • Abstract: The paper addressed mainly the concept of the Sustainable (Rural) Livelihoods. The SL framework determined the main factors that influenced people's livelihoods and the relationship between them.
        The paper studied the following pillars: A) the factors of the sustainable livelihoods framework. B) Tried to apply the framework in relation to ICT-based enterprises for women. C) Formulated a framework for research which included gender technology and enterprises within the 'Livelihoods Analysis' approach. D) Shed a light on issues in relation to researching enterprise and ICTs in the context of sustainable livelihoods.
        It worth mentioning that livelihoods approach to ICT-based enterprise focused on issues such as sustainable livelihood and impact taking into consideration ICT-based enterprises that touched upon the lives of the poor. On the other hand, the paper applied "the SL framework to enterprise development; specifically to enterprises where information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used promote sustainable livelihoods. The particular focus is on female-led enterprise given the growing and compelling body of evidence suggesting that persistent gender inequalities give rise to slow development, economic growth and poverty reduction ".

    • Sustainable Development Goals

      • Published date: Not Available
      • Published By: UNDP
      • Abstract: The goals of MDGS were settled by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to measure the degree of the progress which was taken in certain social and economic areas. Several projects was funded in order to put 170 countries in the right track of the development. One of the main areas of progress is the gender equality. The development was accomplished in this area is really remarkable. However, There are still inequalities in work and wages, work conditions, and involving in decision making. But many steps are taken in this road.