EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FEMALE RUN ICT ENTERPRISES: A STUDY IN KERLAJournal: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH (Vol.7, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-05-15
Authors : Rashmi M; Lekshmi V Nair;
Page : 1316-1324
Keywords : Women employment; ICT (Information and Communication Technology); Kudumbashree; Kerala;
The Kudumbashree project from Kerala (a state in the southern part of India) has been a much discussed case for the community of practitioners, policy makers, researchers working on technology, empowerment and development. It is built around three pillars of economic, social and women’s empowerment. Its formation was the culmination of a process of community mobilization taken up by the State Government. But this article is focusing on the inclusion of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology with the aim of empowering women as users and producers of this technology. The prominent part of this investigation is the case study of Kudumbashree ICT enterprises in the State of Kerala to understand the factors that resulted in the working of these enterprises. Data were collected from Northern part of Kerala. Focus group discussions and interviews were the method employed to gather information.
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