African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment


This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely books features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. The discussion includes such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change, ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence, and how ICTs could be used to re-conceptualize public and private spaces.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ineke Buskens
  • Anne Webb
  • Ineke Uskens
  • Gertrudes Macueve
  • Judite Andlate
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Ottawa
Publication year:
  • 2009


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