Missing Links– Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Development - Gender Working Group, United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. Gender Working Group, International Development Research Centre (Canada), Betsy McGregor - Google knygos
This book consists largely of essays exploring the issues relating to science, technology, and gender, with examples provided that illustrate the differential effects of technology on men and women. The topics chosen for the essays reflect an early decision to focus primarily on the basic needs of people in rural areas of the developing world. Seven key issues are identified: gender equity in science and technology education; removing obstacles to women in scientific and technological careers; making science responsive to societal needs; making science and technology decision-making more gender-aware; relating better with local knowledge systems; addressing ethical issues; and improving collection of gender-disaggregated data for policymakers. Essay topics include food security, energy development, health, technology assessment, education, literacy, measurement of technology impacts, women in small business, and the gender dimension of information as a transformative tool.