Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society in Asia

It has been suggested that women in the developing world have the most to gain from an information society. However, evidence of the positive impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on gender equality and empowerment has been inconclusive at best.

This project aims to build a strong conceptual basis for understanding gender in the information society and contribute to policy discourse and practice in favour of women and other marginalized groups. It will do so by supporting a competitive small grants research program entitled Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society. The program will draw from a background paper prepared by Anita Gurumurthy of ITforChange. Approximately eight small grants will be awarded.

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Start Date

Monday, March 15, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


18 months

IDRC Officer

Thioune, Ramata Aw

Total funding

CA$ 468,400


Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Anita Gurumurthy


IT for Change

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