'This book, written by researchers from African and Arab countries, reveals new challenges regarding the decolonization of these regions and the liberation of both women and men.'
Nawal El Saadawi
'This remarkable book offers a diversity of rich case studies of women using ICT for empowerment in Africa and the Middle East. The book is a valuable antidote to both technological utopianism and dystopianism.'
Geoff Walsham, University of Cambridge
'A rich, challenging and rewarding read for anyone interested in better understanding the role of ICT in women's empowerment.'
Martin Scott, author of Media and Development
'A valuable book offering innovative new ways of approaching the impact of ICT on gender relations in the Middle East and Africa. The book opens up new avenues of personal and social transformation and uncovers challenging new female voices.'
Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fez
'Balanced and brave, realistic yet hopeful, and data-based while human-centered, this book epitomizes excellence.'
Michael Quinn Patton, co-author of Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed
'In this welcome addition to the growing literature in the field of women, development and ICT, a range of case studies elucidate both the emancipatory nature of ICT and the formidable structural and cultural obstacles that remain.'
Valentine M. Moghadam, Northeastern University