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Gender Issues in the Information Society -
(UNESCO, 2003) A UNESCO Publication for the World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva, December 2003
gender_WSIS doc.jpg Women represent the main economic force in most developing countries. As economies become more and more information-driven, the issues of women’s access to and use of ICTs is growing in importance for both developed and developing economies. The ease with which information and communication technologies can transmit and disseminate information for development is well recognized. But women’s access for women to ICTs cannot be assumed to occur “naturally” when gender-blind approaches and technologies are implemented. As a result of profound, gendered applications and implications of ICTs in employment, education, training and other areas of life, women need encouragement and support to take their rightful place in the information revolution.....

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Author(s) Natasha Primo





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