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Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study

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  • Arshad Khan Khalafzai

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    (Graduate of Disaster Management Program, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada)

  • Niru Nirupama

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    (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, School of Administrative Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada)

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    Abstract

    In the contemporary world, a revolution in digital technologies has changed our way of life—for better. The role of women is expanding in socio-economic, political and physical spaces; hence their empowerment will contribute toward resilience and capacity building that contributes to sustainability and disaster risk reduction in the long run. In developing nations, especially in rural regions, women empowered with information and communication technologies can enhance their capacity to cope in diverse situations. This paper addresses the vital role of information and communication technologies intervention and resilient communities with the help of a case study carried out in Pakistan.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 82-96

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:1:p:82-96:d:10806

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    Keywords: resilient communities; women empowerment; information and communication technologies; sustainability; disaster risk reduction;

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