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Attaining Sustainable Development Goals Through Gender Equality in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Attaining Sustainable Development Goals Through Gender Equality in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
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Author(s): Veerendra Manjunath Anchan (ASMSOC, NMIMS University, India) and Rahul Manmohan (School of Business Studies, Sharda University, India)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 15
Source title: ICT as a Driver of Women’s Social and Economic Empowerment
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Pankaj Dhaundiyal (CHRIST University (Deemed), India) and Sana Moid (Amity University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6118-1.ch003



When ICTs are brought into an economy, society, or culture, their ability to positively influence development depends heavily on the existing infrastructure. This chapter demonstrates the importance of gender in understanding information systems (IS) in developing nations by drawing on the extensive literature on gender and development. The report examined how gender equality may help or hinder women's engagement in ICT to achieve the SDG target. It's vital for women's empowerment in the digital era that they have equal involvement in ICT, and this chapter aims to do just that. An Indian manufacturing company that has implemented an ICT strategy aimed at creating development and employment through software creation is also the subject of this chapter. Women have more options thanks to ICTs, as evidenced by a gendered viewpoint on software development. As a result, they also perpetuate the gender inequality that permeates society. Gender-based roles, norms, and practices in both the workplace and the home directly impact the success and sustainability of ICT-based development.

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