A Study of Empowering Minority Women using ICT as a Catalyst for Political Belongingness. | Original Article
The application of ICTs in political, economical and social issues can have a significant impact on development. Information and Communications Technologies are the set of all the available technologies that can be used to disseminate information so that the communications becomes easy to comprehend. It is emerging as a powerful tool for empowerment of the all sectors of the society.. The Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a tool for development has attracted the sustained attention of the Indian government. India is one of the largest democracies in the world and it’s the matter of great pride. It has got the representation of thousands of socio cultural religious groups and therefore it represents largest groups of minorities also . The issues of minorities for development has been an important agenda as in India minorities are facing lots of trivial issues that questions on exercising of their political rights. Many policies have been made for making the minorities women empowered for their political issues. But in reality there is, however, a big gap between noble intentions and actual realizations. Through this paper the author wants to discuss the present status of political awareness of minority women in India and the problems faced in making them aware. And in order to make them aware of their political rights it is realized that it is imperative to disseminate information by usage of various media that can reach to the areas where positive interventions are required. Therefore this paper presents the critical analysis of how ICTs have acted as a powerful catalyst for political, economical and hence social empowerment of women and the promotion of gender equality of minorities group which became one of the main aims of millennium development goals (United Nations 20053). The study used critical analysis of the observations, group discussions and review of documents to collect secondary and primary data.