Empowering girls through information, communication and technology

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 27 2012, 08:10:00

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.

Provide access

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Africa Wants to Go Into Business (analysis)
South African Institute of International Affairs
22 December 2014

Global experience in the last century demonstrated that it is possible for societies to move rapidly from poverty to prosperity. The past decade has seen growing hope that Africa may be on the cusp of ... [read more]

Mozambique:   Le pays lutte à la fois contre le cancer du col de l'utérus et le VIH (news)
Inter Press Service
17 December 2014

La femme sur le lit 27 dans la salle d'oncologie de l'Hôpital central de Maputo n'a aucune idée de comment elle a de la chance. En janvier, lorsque des douleurs abdominales ont ... [read more]

Mozambique:   President Guebuza Awarded Honorary Degree (news)
Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
19 December 2014

The Economics Faculty of the Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique's oldest institution of higher education, on Thursday awarded an honorary doctorate in development economics to President Armando ... [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!