INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S PRODUCTIVITY AT COASTAL AREA
Russian Journal of Agricultural and Socio-Economic Sciences
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is growing rapidly in Indonesia, especially the internet. Data Association of Indonesian Internet Network Providers (APJII) revealed that 132.7 million Indonesians have used the internet. This data shows almost all people using the internet. Not only in the city, but also in the countryside and in the coastal areas, many residents use the Internet by using a smartphone. Data also shows that the internet user is still dominated by men. Women are
... men. Women are considered incapable and less capable in utilizing ICT especially internet. However, many research results emphasize that information technology or the Internet can help spread in improving social and economic processes. This paper examines about how ICT could empower women at coastal area where women have their productivity by produce fish production. The method is by interviewing women at coastal area who have productivity to help family income. A case from Indramayu District of West Java province becomes a sample for this study. It revealed that women are not significantly using internet in their productivity even though they know about it and women are willing to be empowered through utilizing ICT; also there is a gender biased or it is called gender digital divide.