ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience

ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience

This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context,
this paper examines an interventionist ICT policy undertaken by Kudumbasree (an innovative women based participatory programme)
to empower poor women. The central part of the investigation is a survey
of Kudumbasree supported micro enterprises scattered across the state
to understand the nature and characteristics of the enterprises, activity
pattern and performance parameters.

The analysis of the paper is divided into two parts. First part deals with the structure and performance of women led enterprises and the second deals with issues relating to women, work and welfare.

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