Information Support to Economically Weaker Group of Women: a Literature Review


Affiliations

  • Karnataka State Women’s University, Department of Library and Information Science and University Librarian (I/C), Bijapur, 586109, India
  • Karnataka State Women’s University, Department of Library and Information Science, Bijapur, 586109, India

Abstract

Reviews the literature on Information support to economically weaker women. Notes that woman is a component of the society and still she is least beneficiary in view of her inherited characters and roles. She has diverse information needs. This paper traces the sources of information that woman prefer, community information she requires, efforts made by the state and central governments. Also discusses the role of libraries and ICT in providing information support to women. Recommends that enough information should be provided in the needed areas and adult literacy and economic empowerment programmes should be given serious attention to enhance their access to needed information. The information needs of women farmers in these locations should therefore be tailored along the preferred needs.

Keywords

Information Support, Women, Information Needs, ICT, Libraries.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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