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.