WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

We strive to empower a girl child in every service we offer to the community, we give priority to women who trust us by offering free services as far as technology has long been linked to change the world particularly the women who are facing large barriers in accessing, using and owning technology? While new technologies offer huge potential to increase economic opportunities-from mobile computer and digital technologies which facilitate trade and access to local and global markets, to grow in Hi-tech industries which facilitate create skill jobs. Is technology able to support women’s empowerment? Given the increasingly technological focus of our modern society, how can we ensure that women are included as full partners in the technological workforce, particularly in the high- paying and influential positions, as well as designers and users of ICT? ICT was seen by women as an enabler to increase their economic empowerment in terms of earning power and position. This is mainly seen in terms of additional social status and increased participation in decision making. As such, results recorded here will also have an impact on levels of social and hence political empowerment. It relevant to mention that ICT as an instrument to meet women’s development needs could offer a promising future. But, the condition is that technology must be socially relevant, that is, appropriate in a particular setting and for the particular programme. It is the responsibility of state to make technology work for the people and invest in people centric technology rather other way round and this requires a gradual transition in ICT usage. Take a hypothetical example, suppose, women in the informal sector may decide and demand that mobile phones are needed to enable their business to improve and make their business visible but over the time they might become more interested in the use of the internet to establish their business and to improve visibility of their businesses. Such a shift could be more relevant and comfortable for women to use technology. Challenges of ICT use For Women’s Empowerment Women face enormous challenges to use ICT for their own empowerment. Using and benefitting from ICT requires education, training, affordable access to the technology, information relevant to the user and a great amount of support. Access to affordable services and availability of infrastructure is, without doubt, a major requirement if ICTs are to be used for women’s empowerment. Availability of electricity, transport, and security may also influence the use of ICT. Radio and television, as the widest form of communication, provide one way of solving information dissemination. In addition to being used as an effective ICT means for development, radio and television could be better medium that can be used as a means of re-socializing the population about the benefits of ICT for development. Our business is positively impacting women in the society because in every service that we offer women are favoured with an outstanding discount in terms of charges. It is our mission to close remarkable gender gaps in today’s life. We talk of social, economic, political sectors whereby women’s percentage does not matter at all. Our clear ambition is to have 60% women in management positions by 2025 and we have achieved 50% in 2020. Most of our administration officers are women. We enable new mothers to take paid leave through our Maternity Support Programme.