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“All Women Connected” An alternative to James Wolfensohn’s “A Cell Phone for Every Woman” By Ineke Buskens

Buskens, Ineke. 2012. “All Women Connected”  An alternative to James Wolfensohn’s “A Cell Phone for Every Woman” Past World Bank president, Paul Wolfensohn’s recent claim (NYT, June 15 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/a-cellphone-for-every-woman.html?_r=4 ) that we can start to address gender inequality in developing countries by “giving every women a cell phone” raises some key issues that we...

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Rethinking Energy Access: Integrating ICTs and gender for sustainable solutions

Muller, Jocelyn. 2006. “Rethinking Energy Access: Integrating ICTs and gender for sustainable solutions,” in International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter, UNESCO. It is estimated that 900 million of the world’s poorest people are concentrated in rural areas, and approximately 70% of these people are women (UNDP 2003). Why is this the case...

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Professional Women in ICT Careers in Kenya: What Successful ICT Journeys Entail

Omano, Salome, Okwach Abagi and Olive Sifuna. 2009. “Professional Women in ICT Careers in Kenya: What Successful ICT Journeys Entail.” Creating an empowering environment for women to venture into ICT careers as professionals requires that families deconstruct gender stereotypes and roles in society. They need to support girls and women to make informed choices...

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ICT in a gender inequality context

Webb, Anne. 2012. “ICT in a gender inequality context.” In ICT Update, Women and ICTs. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development. ICTs “can contribute to women’s empowerment and more equitable development and change when the contextual economic and social power relations are recognised, and when these relations are made more equal.” Les TIC...

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Have Women Taken Advantage of the Digital Revolution?

Yitamben, Gisele. 2006 “Have Women Taken Advantage of the Digital Revolution?” In International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter, UNESCO. Various countries have taken advantage of the advent of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). For some, the political goodwill was frankly displayed and translated into true telecommunication policy reforms. As for Cameroon, it shows...

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