Use of ICT to Empower Women in India

Dr Vidya Patil

Use of ICT to Empower Women in India

Keywords : Gender Equality, Development, Empowerment, Catalyst, Opportunities


Abstract

The concept of gender equality is a common concern all over the World. This has now acquired new dimensions with the advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The ICT has a potential to bring development for a nation. This can be made possible only if a nation follows sound ICT strategies and policies. ICT provides opportunities for women’s socio-economic empowerment in many areas, including in health and education. In this paper we will focus on how ICT can be a powerful catalyst for political and social empowerment of women, and a tool to promote gender equality.

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