Introduction

The first two sections of this module set the context and need for community ICT centers to better target women users. They make the case for proactive policies and provide a step-by-step guide to ensuring that community ICT centers are designed with women in mind. Sections 3 and 4 provide thematic notes and case examples of women’s learning and information needs, from basic literacy to more sophisticated applications -- and how ICTs tools are being appropriated by this user group. The final two sections offer some guidelines to policy-makers and regulators from the local level to international policy frameworks.
 

Meanwhile, several sub-sections with sections 2, 4 and 5 suggest further reference and resource materials that can be downloaded from this toolkit for further information.
 

The annexes are divided into two parts, one outlines gender-sensitive data on ICT use and the second half is comprised of a select list of nine examples of software uses and community ICT centers across the globe.