Ict Ensuring The Women Participation

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For sustaining this transition from agrarian to industrial economy, Bangladesh must create and exploit knowledge through the widespread use and application of ICT ensuring the women participation. ICTs have the potential to support the development strategy of “leapfrogging” i.e., bypassing heavy infrastructure building it is possible for a developing economy to transform itself directly into a knowledge economy & women empowerment should be enhanced by using this dynamic means. For example, during the last half of the twentieth century, substantial achievements in few countries which succeeded in narrowing the economic divide separating them from the industrialized world often involved the export-oriented production of ICTs (Kim, 1997, Hobday, 1995, Amsden, 1989).
Although a bright prospect exists for women empowerment in Bangladesh in the oriented involvements of ICTs (having many problems: very low telephone density, insufficient number of ICTs as a new tool to attract and teach present and future work force and to improve co-operation with different stakeholders, low pace of computerization in various offices and sectors, absence of cyber laws, power outages etc (Islam, 2005). Therefore, this study will investigate the strength and weaknesses of the ICT industry in this country and suggest measures for the development of a sound ICT infrastructure to use the ICT as the tool of women empowerment.
The study is divided into the following sections:
- Current Status of ICT
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