Empowerment of Women Through Science and Technology Interventions/Nam S&T Centre

by Barbara Wejnert, Betty Mclellan, Nirupama Prakash

ISBN: 9789351301677
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 10995.00
Biblio : xxiii+301p., col. plts., tabls., ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Nirupama Prakash is Professor of Sociology and Chief, Women Studies & Societal Development Unit at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India.

About The Book

Market economy trends in the new era of globalization have widened the gap between education and technology opportunities for men and women. Women are a great human resource and their role in the society is vital for its progress. The involvement and engagement of women in the present day Information Society on an equal footing with men would directly contribute to improving the livelihood of people, making it more sustainable and thereby promoting the social and economic advancement of societies. Science and Technology brings economic growth and well-being to people. Undoubtedly, science and technology can be vastly enriched through women’s involvement, which closely links to the empowerment of women through science and technology. It is not the concern of one nation only, but there are many players and stakeholders in the aim to reach this millennium goal. Women empowerment may be through innovative scientific activities, integrating action oriented literacy, sound micro-finance and micro-enterprise training as well as an understanding of legal rights and advocacy. Apart from the efforts of the United Nations family of organizations, multilateral bodies and civil society, the positive role of women also depends on the supportive attitudes of their local family unit, the local community in each village and town. This book is primarily based on the deliberations of the International Workshop on Empowerment of Women through Science & Technology Interventions held in Tehran, Iran from 14-16 December, 2008, but a number of articles have been contributed by other eminent experts on the subject. This material is expected to contribute to the understanding of how science and technology can contribute to the upliftment of the status of women and can empower them to gain their rightful place in the society. The data and materials presented in this volume would hopefully serve as a reference material for the professionals working in the field of women’s empowerment.

Table of Contents

"Foreword Prof. Elzbieta Sawa-Czajka Foreword Eunice Rodriguez Preface Prof. Nirupama Prakash, Prof. Betty McLellan and Prof.Barbara Wejnert Part I: Gender Perspectives in Science & Technology: Issues & Challenges 1. Areas of Weaknesses, Obstacles and Challenges to Economic Empowerment of Women in Developing Countries: Botswana's Current Status Gloria Tiny Seitei 2. Career Barriers for Women Engineers in Europe - Transferability for Developing Countries Felizitas Sagebiel 3. Gender in Indian Science & Technology: Recognition of Excellence Pranav N. Desai 4. Women, Science and Technology: An Overview from Indonesia Ms. Aisyiyah Jenie 5. The Position of Women in Contemporary Iran Dr. Akram Ghadimi 6. Taking Action to Empower Women Scientists and Technologists through Women in Science and Technology Network (WISTNET) in Malawi Symon Osman Mandala and Meya Patricia Kalindekafe, Malawi 7. The Status of Women in Engineering in South Africa and the Efforts of Sawomengto Facilitate the Absorption and Retention of Females in the Engineering Sector Naadiya Moosajee 8. The Current Status of Women Scientists in Sri Lanka P.R.M.P. Dilrukshi & Seetal I. Wickermasinghe 9. Gender, Science and Technology in Tanzania: A Situation Analysis Rose Rita Kingamkono 10. Gender Challenges in Science and Technology in Democracies and Transitional Democracies Barbara Wejnert 11. Country Report on Mauritius Shamima Abdul Carrim Delbar Part II: Women Development: Technology as a Tool for Empowering Women 12. ICT as a Tool for Empowering Women: A Case Study of Rural Rajasthan Nirupama Prakash 13. Reaching the Un-Reached: Technology Model for Women's Empowerment and Sustainable Development Vinita Sharma 14. Women Empowerment to Women Capabilities: Bridging the Gap Kavita Mehra 15. Science and Women Empowerment in Iran Shokouh Navabinejad 16. Content Analysis of Web logs- Perspectives of Young Iranian Females Zohreh Nosrat Kharazmi 17. Economic Empowerment of Malaysian Women through Science and Technology: Identifying Issues, Providing Solutions Choo Poh Sze 18. Empowerment of Women through Science and Technology Interventions in Myanmar Khin htike Htike Lwin 19. Empowerment of Nepalese Women through Science & Technology Intervention in Nepal Kayo Devi Yami 20. Various Mechanisms Used by “Vidatha” Technology Transfer Programme for Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through S&T Interventions Jayasamara Gunaratne 21. Production of Low-Cost Complementary Foods Using Locally Grown Foods in Tanzania: An Economic Empowerment of Women Rose Rita Kingamkono 22. Empowering Women through Science and Technology Interventions: The Case for Zambia Atridah Mulonga"