Book: African Women and ICTs

African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment “explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize ICTs to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely book features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. The discussion includes such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change, ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence, and how ICTs could be used to reconceptualize public and private spaces.” (IDRC website)



Buskens, I. and Webb, A. (eds) (2009) African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment, Zed/IDRC.  Available online on the IDRC website at: