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Women Empowerment Through Information Technology

Usha Sharma (Author)
Synopsis The impact of information technology on society has not been uniformly beneficial, and the technological divide is being increasingly felt, especially in the developing countries. Serious obstacles still continue in achieving gender equality Cultural attitudes and gender stereotyping are impediments in education leading to more men than women in scientific and technical careers and in decision-making positions, thus increasing gender inequity. Equal access to science is not only a social and ethical requirement for human development, but also essential for realizing the full potential of scientific programmes towards meeting the needs of humankind. Community-based women’s organizations have been instrumental in the process of enabling women to cross the so-called digital divide and become confident users of ICTs. With women’s empowerment as a key objective, they can use technology to successfully build personal confidence and self-esteem that has had wider implications in women’s lives. This book demonstrates that the holistic new ICT technologies are powerful tools for women to overcome discrimination, achieve full equality, well-being ad participation in the decisions that determine their lives and the future of their communities. It will be a highly valuable reference tool for policy makers and development leaders, so that appropriate steps can be taken to mainstream the gender dimension sin all areas of technology development, incubation and adoption.
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About the author

Usha Sharma

Dr. Usha Sharma a well-known academic and research scientist, has published several research papers in science and research journals in India and abroad. Dr. Sharma believes that science and spirituality do not conflict with each other. Scientific-spiritual perception of human reality can provide insights and help resolve various nagging conflicts. Besides being a scientist, Dr. Usha Sharma is also a social activist and a freelance journalist. Human rights, women's rights and criminal tendencies among the educated classes are some of her major concerns. She hopes that man is on his way to develop a world culture based upon the best that has been thought and achieved through time anywhere. For developing such a world culture, she is willing to strive along with others.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women Empowerment Through Information Technology
Author Usha Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172731450
length viii+250p., References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.