Empowering girls through information, communication and technology

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 27 2012, 13:10:00

Give girls access to technology and the right tools - and development will follow

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing emphasis on girls and information and communication technology in the development sector. Large government donors, NGOs and the private sector believe girls could play a big role in resolving poverty and making development gains through ICT.

Girls consider ICT to be a major element in their personal growth and development, useful for improving studies, staying informed and earning a living. They say it reduces their sense of isolation, help acquire new skills, actively participate in national and global dialogues, learn about taboo subjects (such as reproductive health and HIV), and makes them feel safer and more in touch with family and friends, and strengthens self-esteem. They also feel ICT helps them improve their ability to express themselves, speak in public, and engage with adults and other decision makers to negotiate their needs and rights.

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