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Information and communications are playing an increasingly important role in economic and social development Meanwhile the recent developments in communications technology have progressively reduced the barriers to communicating over distances At the same time computers have enormously increased the capacity to accumulate and access information sources and data Combined with communications technology the possibilities for information access are almost infinite In todays information society the rapid access to relevant information is indispensable for timely intervention in most realms of human activity access to this technology is therefore a key to successful actionIt is widely recognized that in order for the world to be able to advance in the quest for sustainable development peace social justice and racial ethnic and gender equality it is fundamental for citizens groups and organizations throughout the world to have greater participation in the decisions that concern them and to develop their capacity to propose viable alternatives and priorities for economic and social developmentThis possibility depends to an ever-greater extent on the access of these groups to reap the benefits offered by the new and emerging communications and information technology In particular new decentralized technologies such as computer networks and fax when democratically employed constitute powerful instruments for socializing information which could contribute to securing the advances made by humanity such as fuller participation of women in all spheres of activityWomen in particular tend to be under-represented in terms of access to these technologies and especially women from less developed regions and from marginalized groups Women from these social groups are precisely those who make up the work force that produces computer components in working conditions that are often damaging to their health similarly women in low-grade technical and service jobs also make up the largest group of computer users while many others have lost their jobs to increasing automation In contrast women are less present in fields such as computer systems administration and in technical development They are also proportionally
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