International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part F (2017)
A study on need of information and communication technologies for woman empowerment in India
Navniet Sekera and Dr. Surya Prakash Tripathi
The emergence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has provided means for faster and better communication, retrieval of data and utilization of information to its users. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution has not only opened up new opportunities for economic growth and social development but has also posed problems and challenges. Information and Communication Technologies are diverse set of technical tools and resources to create, disseminate, store, brings value addition and manages information. This paper looks at the prospects generated by ICT supported networking processes for women’s empowerment. It discusses the foremost challenges and a hindrance confronted by women and recommends strategies to address those challenges and means to revamp the situations giving rise to women’s empowerment. This paper attempts to analyze the status of Women Empowerment in India and highlights the Issues and Challenges of Women Empowerment. Today the empowerment of women has become one of the most important concerns of 21stcentury. But practically women empowerment is still an illusion of reality. Women Empowerment is the vital instrument to expand women’s ability to have resources and to make strategic life choices. Empowerment of women is essentially the process of upliftment of economic, social and political status of women, the traditionally underprivileged ones, in the society. It is the process of guarding them against all forms of violence. The study is based on purely from secondary sources. The study reveals that women of India are relatively disempowered and they enjoy somewhat lower status than that of men in spite of many efforts undertaken by Government. The study concludes by an observation that access to Education, Employment and Change in Social Structure are only the enabling factors to Women Empowerment. ICTs are mounting as a powerful tool for gender empowerment in a developing country like India. According to the 2004 report by Cisco Learning Institute women encompass only 23% of India’s internet users. This paper looks at the prospects formed by ICT‐enabled networking processes for women’s empowerment. It discusses the main challenges and impediments faced by women, recommends strategies to address those challenges and ways to cultivate the conditions leading to women’s empowerment.
How to cite this article:
Navniet Sekera and Dr. Surya Prakash Tripathi. A study on need of information and communication technologies for woman empowerment in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(11): 344-352.