Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge SocietyNancy J. Hafkin and Sophia Huyer, editors
|2006/220 pages/LC: 2006009184 |
A Kumarian Press Book
Considering the manifestations of gender inequalities in the access, use, and control of information and communication technologies—and how those inequalities can be erased—the authors of this stellar collection show how ICTs can provide opportunities for women to improve their incomes, gain awareness of their rights, and improve their own and their families’ well-being. Illustrative studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America emphasize the possibilities for women's empowerment through ICTs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy J. Hafkin has worked on issues of gender and information technology and development for more than three decades, including service as chief of research and publications at the African Training and Research Centre for Women (UN Economic Commission for Africa) and as head of the Pan African Development Information System. Sophia Huyer is executive director of Women in Global Science and Technology and senior research adviser with the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
- Introduction—the Editors.
- Understanding Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the Knowledge Society—S. Huyer.
- Women, Gender, and ICT Statistics and Indicators—N.J. Hafkin.
- Engendering ICT Policy and Regulation: Prioritizing Universal Access for Women's Empowerment—S.N. Jorge.
- Cyberella in the Classroom?: Gender, Education, and Technology—S. Huyer.
- Engendering ICTs in Education: The SchoolNet Africa Experience—S. Issacs.
- Improved Livelihoods and Empowerment for Poor Women through IT-Sector Intervention—S. Arun, R. Heeks, and S. Morgan.
- Women in Latin America Appropriating ICTs for Social Change—M. Garrido and R. Roman.
- Empowerment of Women through ICT-enabled Networks: Toward the Optimum ICT-impact Model—V. Nath.