Digital divide and women in developing countries

N. Bhatti, D.M. Da Silva and V. Galpin

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Chicago, 6-9 October 2004


This panel will focus on the issue of digital divide in relation to women in developing countries. The opportunities created for women and challenges posed to their participation in the workforce for reaping the benefits offered by information and communication technologies will be explored. In order to transform the divide into an opportunity for growth and development its causes, short/long term effects and measures to decrease the digital divide will be discussed. The effects of cultural and social environment and government policies on digital divide will be highlighted. 

(The slides given here are from the presentation by V. Galpin on sub-Saharan Africa.) 

Slides - PDF