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Using New Technologies to empower women in Egypt

UN DP Miristry of Communications and Information Technology EGYPT ICT TRUST FUND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT Health Providing health services remotely We are using telemedicine to reduce child mortality in rural areas and improve heath services for women and children Using technology to promote a more inclusive society TELECLINIC HOSPITAL Promoting health care Remote medical Continous medical education for assistance through tele-consultation awareness among physicians women Entrepreneurship Literacy 2 Promoting women's participation in the community Breaking down barriers Women are largely marginalized in the labor force and are more affected by unemployment than men. In Egypt, illiteracy affects disproportionately women living in rural areas. ILLITERACY RATE ILLITERACY RATE IN RURAL AREAS 17% 21% LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION UNEMPLOYMENT | 73% 10% 25% 31% 40% 22% To help address this situation we ares using ICT tools to eradicate illiteracy among women: To enhance the role of women in the community, we are promoting entrepreneuship and providing the requiered business and IT skills Aa > E-MARKETING TRAINING for women entrepreneurs > INTERACTIVE CD-ROMS covering a literacy programme and basic IT skills > E-MARKET PORTALS have been created to help women selling their products on > TELECENTRE ACADEMY Telecenters serve as platform where women can access to the > THE TABLUTER: TRADITION+TECHNOLOGY The tabluter, an integrated computer into the traditional tableya, allows women living in rural areas to follow a literacy programme inside their homes the internet illiteracy erradication software and basic IT skills A Statistics source: CAPMAS 2012 P

Using New Technologies to empower women in Egypt

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UNDP is using new technologies to empower women in Egypt and promote a more inclusive society.





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