Title

UNESCO's conceptualization of women and telecommunications 1970-2000

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Abstract

This article examines UNESCO resolutions and programs on women in relation to telecommunications in the time period 1970-2000. It argues that in those three decades, UNESCO responded to the four UN world conferences on women by incorporating women into its programs of information and communication. The organization's conceptualized relations between women and telecommunications are critiqued as simple and naive. Women are alloted only three roles in relation to telecommunications: as representations, as media professionals and as active participants of communication technologies. It is argued that if women are not seen as owners of telecommunications and inventors of technologies, women's advancement and women's empowerment will not be fully achieved. © 2004, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Gazette

Volume Number

66

First Page

533

Last Page

552

Issue Number

6

DOI

10.1177/0016549204047575

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