Communication and Information

Subject:
ICT in Education

Women, poverty and ICTs: mediating social change. ©UNESCO 1970
Women, poverty and ICTs: mediating social change

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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

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Women's status
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Digital divide
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The gender divide is one of the most significant inequalities reflected within the digital divide which cuts across all social and income groups. UNESCO's concern about women's marginalisation from ICT is based on the assumption that women will benefit less from new educational and employment opportunities.

Women in many rural areas do not have structured local communication networks or access to information and knowledge, barriers that compound and enhance poverty. This is why UNESCO has helped to develop a number of potential models to address this issue through innovative use of ICT.

The DVD depicts two remarkable experiences of rural women using ICTs:

- Women and ICTs: mediating social change : 14 min (above), and
- Networking change: creating opportunities through ICTs : 29 min.


on this subject: Role of women in communication and information (ci.unesco.org)

Place/country: India,
Type: Documentary
Extract: 14 min. Total length:
Credits: Radhika Kaul Batra (director), Aastra Yada (director), Anil Jr (director), Roop Media Production (publisher), UNESCO Communication and Information Sector (producer).
Published in: 1970

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