Impact of Digitization on Women’s Empowerment: A Study of Rural and Urban Regions in India
Women's empowerment plays a crucial role in the overall development of any society besides positively impacting the daily lives of women. The winds of radical change in the fields of employment and information technology have brought with them a wide range of opportunities for women in India and across the globe. The primary objective of this study is to find the usage of digitization in rural regions and urban regions by women. The study aims to perceive how basic internet centres and training should be provided for rural women to help them utilize the internet facilities. The “Internet Saathi” projects are identified as projects that impart training to rural women, but in reality, only 1 out of 10 rural women use the internet. Digitization, which is the primary focus of digital literacy, is the most essential skill required for the empowerment of women. The development of mobile technology has brought the world to one’s fingertips and has allowed women to update themselves about everyday national and global news. Education not only enables rural women in digitization but also helps them to empower themselves economically. Towards this end, it would be advantageous for rural women to learn to use the internet via smartphones, carry out financial transactions online, and become aware of global trends.
M., Dhanamalar; S., Preethi; and S., Yuvashree
"Impact of Digitization on Women’s Empowerment: A Study of Rural and Urban Regions in India,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 21:
5, Article 11.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol21/iss5/11