Do mobile phone-enabled networks equally benefit men and women?

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Abstract

Mobile phones present opportunities to expand engagement with wider social, economic and governance networks, in the context of broader development aims. Networks in themselves represent flows of information, socio-economic interactions and transactions increasingly mediated by ICTs. But do they present the same opportunities and benefits to men and women? What inhibits and enables effective engagement? This paper addresses these questions in relation to urban street traders in Kampala, Uganda, exploring their perspectives to establish the extent to which networks expand opportunities for poor women. It looks at their potential and argues that situational and contextual factors rooted in individual circumstances and choices, multi-dimensional forms of poverty, and historical, socio-political and economic conditions, shape outcomes in complex and contradictory ways. Do mobile phone-enabled networks equally benefit men and women?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260058188_Do_mobile_phone-enabled_networks_equally_benefit_men_and_women [accessed Jan 18, 2016].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th European Conference on African Studies African Dynamics in a Multipolar World
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
PublisherCentro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Pages1208-1242
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9789897323645
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event5th European Conference on African Studies African Dynamics in a Multipolar World - Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), 27-29th June 2013
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference5th European Conference on African Studies African Dynamics in a Multipolar World
Period1/01/14 → …

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