Reflecting on gender through the ‘information society’ prism | IT for Change

“This paper recommends that the question of gender and ICTs must be addressed in the post-2015 global development agenda, in the following manner:

There should be a specific goal related to the meaningful and effective use of ICTs and the Internet, that is measured through gender sensitive targets and indicators. This should take into account the quality of access, and not just availability.

There should be a specific goal related to gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment that takes into account access to and effective use of ICTs and the Internet as a target (with appropriate indicators) within the goal. The larger goal of women’s empowerment in the contemporary information society cannot be disembedded from the context that ICTs are creating.

In order to assess gender equality in the information society context, it is important to evolve gender-disaggregated indicators under the above-mentioned goals, which can capture the individual-household, public-institutional and community-social aspects of access to ICTs, in a nuanced manner”.

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