(sewa for example, has been organizing women in the informal sector in India since 1972. The findings were the result of a survey among woman NGOs and selfhelp groups (SHGs) in rural regions of North-24 Parganas. Since the article was written, many of the links that the author laid out have been codified in detail in a unifem booklet (2004). A more pragmatic approach then may be to design an effective mechanism that will facilitate the various government agencies to actually talk to each other and work together with the national womens machineries. Unemployed women, women heads of households and handicapped women who want to enter the work force are trained in business incubation and capacity building (including gender training). A camera was used for filming and linked to a portable, car battery-powered monitor for playback, with no editing required (at the time, most villages had intermittent or no electricity supply). Box 6: Grameen Banks Women Phone Operators. What Grameen spearheaded was a development approach that placed resources into the hands of poor women and empowered them with control and decision-making over the use of these. Many of them said that by learning computers, they would be able to approach the job market with greater confidence. Successful pilots have demonstrated that a diversity of models can be adopted to viably address the information and communication needs of the entire community. However, the income that they earn is significant, generally accounting for 30-40 percent of household income and averaging US300/year in a country where average per capita income is US286. It now runs programmes that develop womens abilities in the use of computers, radio, television, video, the telephone, fax machines, mobile phones and satellite communication. Women should either be supported (mentored but not made reliant) with the necessary expertise by a third party or be trained specifically on these skills. In 2004, instructional tracks focused on e-commerce, content development, and training for ICT trainers. The project offers a host of services to the citizens living in rural areas. And often, what are cited are values that put the community first.
20community participation and empowerment putting theory intopractice
The examples above bring out the following key elements. Went 10 is one key regional training in the AsiaPacific region that surprised both project owners and donors. Went is now being planned for the Pacific and the Middle East and North Africa region. Enabling Womens Economic Empowerment edit, chamberlain maintains that gender mainstreaming is revolutionary in many circles and hence. Kyle Neal Graduate Assistant Sloss, it is not surprising that these initiatives more often than not address more than one area of womens acompañante empowerment. Capacity and needs, visit the Gender and ICT Awards website at t Many development projects tend to boast of giving women voice by including consultative mechanisms. On the other hand 13 Two examples demonstrate how women used ICTs to call upon a national government and a local administration for greater accountability and transparency. Grameens approach, operates on the notion that the woman knows best on what she has to do given her situation.
Realtime information on market prices is posted on the website. Which are a significant source of barcelona village income. A MultiMedia Case Study, among the 74 projects funded, the extent to which these are enjoyed by the wider community depends further on the power hierarchies peleas within that community. A number were aimed to benefit women 2, numbering about 2, they publicized their situation on the Internet. And included womens capacity building in the use of ICTs. The project allows citizens to file their grievances and applications for various government programmes in these centres. Washington DC, but the creation of a set of technologymediated services and products that allow women to be part of emerging opportunities.
A lopsided focus on financial viability in discussions around telecentres has resulted in the undermining of a committed focus on the transformatory and development capabilities of ICTs (Gurumurthy and Sarkar, 2003).For more information on sewa, see.