Category Archives: Digital divide and gender
Digital India – ICT as a Public Policy for Development?
Digital India, the government agenda to improve India’s ICT infrastructure on a national level, is a top-down approach for development or as the government website states: The program is meant to build a basic infrastructure across India as the following YouTube video implies: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGeE34gLpwI[/youtube] Still, only implementing new ICTs and infrastructure won’t help the […]
The “Culture of Rape” and the Try to Tackle It with ICT
India is not a good country for women’s safety and rape or molestation are present across the everyday life. The movie “India’s daughter“, which soon has been banned in India, portrays the rape and murder of the 23 years old medical student in Delhi. She was brutally gang raped and murdered on a bus at […]
The Digital Divide in India: A Gender Perspective
The digital divide is a major threat to use ICT appropriately for development issues. Especially, the gender divide is still a huge issue when it comes to ICT use and excludes women widely from the participation in the digital sphere. A recent rule of a rural muslim panchayat might seem unbelievable from a the perspective of […]