The report will provide a brief overview of major themes for women and ICTs, including issues for girls versus women; the ICT workforce; and opportunities versus the threat of ICTs for women's lives. The report will discuss as well the issue of women and Sciences and Technologies. Several policy recommendations will be drawn, amongst which [The economic opportunities women can bring to development through ICTs will not be realized unless policies for all mainstream efforts take gender considerations into account. [Policy makers should host forums that allow gender experts to debate the issues and arrive at a diversity of perspectives and recommendations that recognize the complexity of the issues and their impact on socio economic development. [Policy is needed to ensure that investment in ICTs contributes to more equitable and sustainable development for all.Fifty rural women, including 20 jobless refugees aged 16 to 20 living in poverty, participated in the ICT training courses. ... They created contacts, discovered ways to continue their learning through online distance education, and broadened their perspectives with access to ... Case Example 8: Cell Phone Repair Small Business Development for Women, Cameroon Mobile phone penetration in Cameroonanbsp;...
|Title||:||Information and Communication Technologies for Women's Socio-economic Empowerment|
|Author||:||Samia Melhem, Nidhi Tandon|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 2009|