Gender and ICT in Africa: ICT Career Women Speak Out about ICT, Gender and Education in Kenya

Abagi, Okwach. 2006. “Gender and ICT in Africa: ICT Career Women Speak Out about ICT, Gender and Education in Kenya,” in International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter, UNESCO.

Although the three professional women did not face obvious gender discrimination or stereotyping during their school days, they believe that girls were and are still facing a lot of challenges that are gender based. They hasten to add that the challenges they faced while in school were normal. These had largely to do with the biological changes which occur, especially during puberty, which if not well managed, tend to affect girls’ performance in their work at school. This is particularly serious at high school, in cases of mixed secondary schools, where boys and male teachers harass female students…

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