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Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 82-96; doi:10.3390/su3010082
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Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study

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 and 2,*
1 Graduate of Disaster Management Program, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada 2 Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, School of Administrative Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
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Received: 4 November 2010 / Revised: 16 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 4 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

In the contemporary world, a revolution in digital technologies has changed our way of life—for better. The role of women is expanding in socio-economic, political and physical spaces; hence their empowerment will contribute toward resilience and capacity building that contributes to sustainability and disaster risk reduction in the long run. In developing nations, especially in rural regions, women empowered with information and communication technologies can enhance their capacity to cope in diverse situations. This paper addresses the vital role of information and communication technologies intervention and resilient communities with the help of a case study carried out in Pakistan.
Keywords: resilient communities; women empowerment; information and communication technologies; sustainability; disaster risk reduction resilient communities; women empowerment; information and communication technologies; sustainability; disaster risk reduction
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Khalafzai, A.K.; Nirupama, N. Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study. Sustainability 2011, 3, 82-96.

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