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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(15); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021501.

An Analysis of the ICT Empowerment of Asian Southern Women from the Perspective of "Global South"


Jiale Yao

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Jiale Yao

School of Journalism, Communication University of China, Beijing 100020, China


The worldwide dissemination of ICT (Information Communication Technology) is accompanied by the “gender digital divide” caused by the unfair distribution of ICT resources. Fortunately, the concept of “Global South” promote the ICT empowerment of women in poor areas of Asia. We analyzed Grammy Bank Women's Phone Project in Bangladesh, the SEWA project in India, and the data information agency in Delhi. It is found that these projects value women’s altruistic qualities and friendly expression style, encourage them to participate in community management, enhance their sense of self-efficacy, and emphasize the use of community relationships to create a “field”, thereby reducing women’s anxiety and resistance to using ICT. It provides a reference path for future ICT Southern women's empowerment practices.


“Global South”, Information Communication Technology, Women's empowerment

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Jiale Yao. An Analysis of the ICT Empowerment of Asian Southern Women from the Perspective of "Global South". The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 15: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021501.


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