Through the ‘information society’ prism: Scoping gender equality for the post-2015 agenda

What does the information society offer for women’s empowerment and gender equality? This paper argues that information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer the potential for marginalised women to access public spaces. Opening up avenues for self-expression, expanding social networks and opening up opportunities for economic and public-political participation, ICTs hold the potential for emancipation and empowerment. The Post- 2015 agenda therefore, both in terms of goals and related targets and indicators, has to promote and measure women’s participation in the information society and their access to and effective use of the Internet and ICTs. There should be a specific goal …

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