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dc.contributor.author Beyond Access
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-24T16:43:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-24T16:43:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Beyond Access. (2012). Beyond Access: Empowering Women and Girls Through ICT at Libraries. Washington DC: IREX en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20926
dc.description.abstract Within the digital divide of access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing countries exists another gap: between boys and girls, men and women. Particularly in developing countries and rural areas, girls and women are often restricted to traditional roles, and do not have equal access to technologies and technology training. Despite the rapid proliferation of access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing and transitioning countries, one distinct gap remains: Women and girls are often restricted to traditional roles and do not have equal access to technology nor the capacity to build social capital through the use of ICT.Many international organizations have established initiatives intended to help girls and women access technology and technology training. While many of these programs are critical pieces of the campaign to foster girls’ ICT skills, they often overlook and underuse a potentially valuable resource that could help scale and institutionalize women’s and girls’ access: Public libraries. In this brief, Beyond Access examines the role-potential and real-that libraries play in promoting gender equity, with specific regard for access to ICT. Examples from Uganda, Honduras, Ukraine, and many more show that libraries are a safe, stable space for women and girls to work, learn, and socialize through technology. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship IREX en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IREX en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.subject ICTD4D en_US
dc.subject libraries en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject girls en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject skills en_US
dc.title Beyond Access: Empowering women and girls through ICT at libraries en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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