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Engendering information and communication technologies : challenges and opportunities for gender-equitable development (English)

Information and communication technologies cover a wide range, from radio and television to telephones and the Internet. Although such technologies have delivered enormous benefits around the world, much of their potential remains untapped-particularly for groups facing severe time constraints, suffering from social isolation, or lacking access to knowledge and productive resources. Women in developing countries are among the most important of these groups. Life is very different for women and men in developing countries, with women usually enjoying far fewer rights and resources. These inequalities limit women's abilities, opportunities, and achievements. But in today's knowledge-driven global economy, information and communication technology offers enormous potential for alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable, gender-equitable development.

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Engendering information and communication technologies : challenges and opportunities for gender-equitable development (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/856991468332351659/Engendering-information-and-communication-technologies-challenges-and-opportunities-for-gender-equitable-development