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Gender Equality Women’s Empowerment by fop21123

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									Gender Equality & Women’s
      Empowerment



     The GKP Initiative
             Coverage

   The Indian Perspective
   Datamation Foundation’s Experiences
   Suggestions
       The Indian Perspective

   Digital Scenario
   Socio-Cultural-Political Background
   Technology Absorption & Utilisation
   The Operating Scenario
            Digital Scenario

   Projection and Image
      – IT Power House
      – BPOs
        Remote Processing in India
                         1998-99        2008 (Projection)
  IT Enabled
   Services         Employed    US $ Employable      US$
                               Million             Million
Back office           9,700     97      2,60,000    4,370
Operations
Maintenance &         1,600     15      1,80,000    3,105
Support
Medical               3,800     32      1,60,000    2,530
Transcription/
Claim Processing
Call centres &        2,400     19      2,00,000    2,875
Database services
Content               5,500     62      3,00,000    5,750
Development
Total                23,000     225     1,00,000    18,630
             Digital Scenario

   Projection and Image :
            – IT Power House
            – BPOs


   Digital Divide
            – North - South, Urban - Rural,
              Gender Disparity
      Socio-Cultural Background

   Role of Women & their Position in Society
    – Patriarchal Society
    – Traditional Roles
       • Women: Family & Home Care
       • Men: Bread earner
    – Modern Women - Does both
     Socio-Cultural Background

   Despite working both in and out of the
    home, women are neglected
    – Finance
    – Education
    – Health
    – Governance
    – Resources
    – Decision Making
               Political Scene

   5 out of 28 States ruled by Women Chief
    Ministers
   One of the biggest political parties led by
    a woman
   Ratio of 1:3 between women & men at
    local Governance achieved
   Still a long long way to go…
       Technology Absorption &
              Utilisation
   Tele Communication Revolution
    – Interconnect
    – Socio- Economic barriers breached
   Cellular Phone Revolution underway
   Affordable, motorised two-wheelers
   ICTs
    – Tremendous Power and Potential, Great Enabler
    – Reach, Connect, Independence, Knowledge,
      Information (Education, Health, Governance,
      e-commerce, Rights)
The Operating Scenario

          Traditional
            Sector




   Information      Modern
      Sector        Sector
    DATAMATION FOUNDATION’S
         EXPERIENCES
   Foundation’s Role & Charter
   Programmes & Projects
   Experiences related to Women
    – Supportive, Safe Environment
    – Technological & Language barriers overcome
    – Community Space, Project embedded in community
       •   Socio- Cultural
       •   Local Content
       •   Preservation of Traditional Culture
       •   Innovative, Exploratory use of Technology
    – Value driven, Motivating, Informal, Friendly
      environment
          ICTs : Utilisation &
             Absorption
   Utility, Cost, Ease of Operation, Absorption
   Paradigm Shift
         What ICTs can do
                 vs
       How Societies/ Communities/ Women can
       best utilise/ deploy ICT4D
   Community-Based, Resource-Supported
    ICT Centres
           Specific Suggestions
   Pro - Gender, Pro - Poor Perspective
   Socio - Cultural Scenario be studied &
    leveraged (Transplants unlikely to work)
   Create ‘W to W’ Networks of Knowledge &
    Info Sharing & Developing Businesses
   Development Agendas to be conscious of
    responsibilities and burden imposed on
    women
   Prioritise, Create Workable Models, Motivate,
    Achieve & Spread

								
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