Does new media bring real change? Or it is that we are only enticed by its novelty factor? Does simply putting a technological tool in a woman’s hand lead to empowerment? These were among the prime questions posed at a panel discussion on “New Media and Girls’ Rights” moderated by Sreekala held in New Delhi on March 9.
By Rohini Lakshané (text) and Zulfiya Hamzaki (photos) Rural women trying to access ICTs in developing countries often face the double whammy of the digital divide and of the constraints and restrictions imposed upon their gender. According to the “Women and the Web” report released by Intel in 2013, only 8.4 percent of the female […]
Delhi-based feminist human rights organisation CREA conducted a study in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh last year to assess the feasibility of delivering sexual and reproductive health information through mobile phones to adolescent girls. The study was a part of the “It’s My Body” programme held in collaboration with 15 local community-based organisations for girls aged 12 […]