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Digital Empowerment

In a country where the literacy rate of women, on average, is 57.4 percent, in comparison to that of men with 75.1 percent (as per UNESCO Literacy Status of Nepal report, 2013), digital literacy is still a new frontier for adolescent girls of Nepal. Statistics show that while the emphasis on education for girls has been growing over the years, it remains inaccessible to a large population of girls. In addition to that, the whole idea of digital literacy is still a taboo, in some quarters. With factors like poverty, traditional values and gender inequality still pressing the Nepali society, intervention in regards to information and communication technology literacy for girls seem too costly an affair for many families in the country. Digital Empowerment
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Published at : September 3, 2016
Updated at : September 3, 2016 10:05

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