Digital Literacy for Women, the road to a new future. Telecentre Woman: Digital Literacy Campaign Telecentre.org Foundation and International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Digital Literacy for Women, the road to a new future. Digital Literacy for Women, the road to a new future.
Telecentre Woman: Digital Literacy Campaign
Telecentre.org Foundation and International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
This is the situation in developing countries, where 60% of women end up being family workers with no salary, according to UN Women data.
In Chile, 45, 8% of women are active in the labor market. An important part of this percentage are female heads of households. These are one parent families representing 10% of the population (National Institute of Statistics) 2010 y Women’s National Service.
Female poverty and gender inequity are still prevalent, despite policies aimed at addressing this problem. The lack of access to information and communications technologies increases this inequality.
Digital Literacy for Women, the road to a new future
What does digital literacy mean?
Who are the leaders of this campaign globally?
The International Telecommunications Union(UIT), an international organization with 192 State members and a specialized UN agency.
Telecentre.org.is a world network made up of individuals and organizations working to create and maintain community telecentreas spaces for development.
What is the campaign’s mission?
The Digital Literacy for Women Campaign is a world initiative aimed at helping women in vulnerable environments acquire knowledge and skills in information and communication technologies so they can enjoy improved labour opportunities as well as personal growth.
The campaign seeks to recognize the achievements of the telecentre operators and their contribution to digital literacy and the development of their communities.
Who are the leaders of this campaign inChile?
TheAsociación de Telecentros Activos de Chile (ATACH) (Association of Active Telecentres of Chile) was chosen by Telecentre.org Foundation to implement one of three pilot projects that are part of the campaign because of their experience with information and communication technologies and vulnerable groups, as is shown in the following initiatives:
Chilenos sin Límite (Unlimited Potencial program): a Microsoft initiative aimed at computer training at a basic level for low income groups. At least 5, 237 people have received training in eight regions of the country and more than 50% of the beneficiaries are women with from varied backgrounds: women in prisons, unemployed, handicapped, senior citizens, students from technical careers and rural women.
Who are the leaders of this campaign in Chile?
Programa Quiero Mi Barrio (I Love My Neighbourhood program): ATACH staff members and the Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones(Undersecretariat of Telecommunications) (SUBTEL, in Spanish) are founding telecentres in the 200 poorest neighbourhoods in Chile, from Arica to Punta Arenas. In addition, 500 operators have received training, and are acting as bridges between their communities and the information society.
These training sessions are carried out through the Academia de Telecentros de Chile (Telecentre Academy), the training chapter of ATACH, and provide opportunities and training on information and communication technologies for those who lack access, knowledge and live in isolated locations.
What are the goals of this campaign?
*The Department of Studies, Information and Analysis, Subsecretaría de Prevención del Delito (Undersecretariat of Crime Prevention) Ministry of Interior and Public Safety.
What benefits will the companies receive from this initiative?