Gender empowerment through ICTs: potential and challenges for women in the Caribbean

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dc.contributor.author Muturi, Nancy W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-16T19:45:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-16T19:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6517
dc.description.abstract Information communication technologies (ICTs) have been promoted as tools for national development and for gender empowerment in many developing countries. In the Caribbean, governments, non-governmental organizations and training institutes play a key role in ensuring access to ICTs among women. Gender empowerment is equated to access to information and technology but there are several concerns related ICT access and their effective use among women that are not adequately addressed. This study addresses these issues as well as social, cultural, economic and other factors that challenge women’s access and use of communication technology. The study recommends further research in policy development to focus on identifies challenges and strategies that will ensure women’s participation in their own empowerment through ICTs. en_US
dc.subject Information communication technologies en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Government en_US
dc.subject Non-governmental organizations en_US
dc.subject Gender empowerment en_US
dc.title Gender empowerment through ICTs: potential and challenges for women in the Caribbean en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 148 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle REDES.COM (Revista de Estudios para el Desarrollo Social de la Comunicación) en_US
dc.citation.spage 133 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid nmuturi en_US

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