04 Oct ICT for women empowerment in Serbia
In the last couple of years, the International Aid Network (IAN) has directed the greatest part of their efforts towards empowering women. In this endeavor, the organization has been supported by different donors including Microsoft, UNESCO and the International Women’s Club.
The women beneficiaries often suffer from multiple vulnerabilities, however one thing that they all have in common is a difficult financial position. They need focused interventions that would support them in overcoming their situations of economic dependence, psychological stress and poverty.
A project that has been directed towards changing the situation for some of these women is the project for professional and psychological empowerment of single mothers. The project provides a comprehensive training program designed to empower vulnerable groups of women. ICT education is the main component, crucial for developing the technology skills and competencies required for competitive participation in the local labor markets.