Women and ICT

In developing countries, women face many cultural and logistical barriers in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), which are often more readily accessible to men. Can ICT be used to address gender issues?

A major challenge is gender equality in the use of ICTs. Women tend to be 'late adopters', meaning that they often tend to take longer to adopt to and utilize new technology than men. The overall use of the Internet by women is mostly "consumerist", functioning as users, but rarely as providers or active participants. >> More

Study on women journalists in the Maghreb

The study, initiated by UNESCO and conducted by the UNESCO Chair in Public and Community Communication in Rabat, Morocco, under the leadership of Professor J.Naji, evokes the status and the professional experiences of women journalists in five Maghreb countries. It is now available online in French. >> More (en français)

Gender and ICTs for development. A global sourcebook

Around the world information and communication technologies (ICTs) have changed the lives of individuals, organizations and indeed, entire nations. Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development. >> More

International Women's Day

This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), UNESCO pays tribute to the women around the world who are courageously, and often anonymously, constructing the defences of peace. >> More

Gender in Education

This website, developed by UNESCO's Bangkok Office, provides high quality information on Gender in Education in the Asia and Pacific. It focuses on qualitative research and documentation of good practices in this area. One of thematic sections is dedicated to Gender in ICT and tries to answer the question: Can bridging the digital divide also help close the gender gap? >> More

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