Internet for Empowerment: Access and Usages by the Women in Nepal

Pradip Parajuli, Ganga K.C.


Effective communication has the prospective to enhance women's quality of life, protect them in the fragile environment and create a knowledge based society that is more responsive to change and development issues. It can lead to the empowerment of women, enabling them to take control of their lives and participate as equals with men in development activities. The internet has made access to information and communication quick and easy with information. From entertainment to banking to access to resources related to education and health available at their fingertips. Internet services have a potential agent in the empowerment of women. This study found that exposer to the internet can help in gaining knowledge and change attitudes, which indirectly helps women gain freedom on all fronts. However, internet services have a very limited penetration among women in Nepal thereby limiting its impact on women empowerment.

Keywords: Access and Information, Communication, Gender, Internet, Peak using time, Prime using hours.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-2-01

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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