Mahila manthana: Using ICTs for women’s empowerment
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can create, disseminate, store, bring value and manage information in a way that few could have imagined. ICTs have made it possible to reach the unreached women. It has provided them with an opportunity to participate in their own economic and social progress, and make informed decision on issues that affect them.
This issue of the ICTD Project newsletter thus reviews some of ICT for development initiatives for women and how ICTs have helped in the empowerment of women. The latter part of the article shall deal with the lessons from these projects in context to the Mahiti Manthana project, supported by NISG and implemented by IT for Change, a Bangalore based NGO working with Mahila Samakhya