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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Mirror Image: Part IV - What about Gender?

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2005 - 15:56 | 2,577views
In terms of gender, information communications technologies (ICTs) and the ‘information society’ is slowly creeping into the agendas of women’s movements. It is at a painfully slow rate, and a LOT of work still needs to be done to find political investments in this issue. Some connections can be seen from the development trajectory, and foreseeably, from the perspective of international trade and...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Mirror Image: Part III - The Point(lessness) of Global Platforms?

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2005 - 15:35 | 3,175views
This led me to question the efficacy of such global platforms and processes. A lot of money and effort have been pumped into this Summit, and for the entire seven years of PrepComs as well as Phase I in Geneva during 2003. Where has it all led to?
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Mirror Image: Part II - The Missing Rights Agenda

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2005 - 15:01 | 3,233views
These conversations, and the “Expression Under Repression” panel organised by Hivos starkly reminded me of the missing rights agenda in the WSIS process. At most, the discursive thrust of including civil society perspectives have been on development issues. In the ICT 4 All exhibition centre, this was particularly evident. It really felt like a global branding exercise on who are the current Big...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Mirror Image: Part I - Conversations with Tunisian Women

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2005 - 14:53 | 3,371views
I changed my route to the Palexbo on the last day (18 November) and found a café between where the taxi dropped me off to the security line. The woman who managed the place spoke to me in English, and since I was the only customer, we started chatting. I asked her what she thought of the Summit, and she responded, “I don’t know. I’m not there. Why don’t you tell me about the Summit?” Good point...
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OPINION POLL: WSIS gains & losses

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2005 - 17:48 | 4,326views
The WSIS process is over, what we have gained and lost in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the ‘information society’ after this 7 years? What do we have? And where should we go from here? What is the importance of having these explicit mentions of gender and women here and there?
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Overview of Gender-related Language in WSIS Documents

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 16:25 | 4,413views
The WSIS process is almost over, and I am wondering about what we have achieved in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the building of an ‘information society’ after 7 years. What do we have?
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Cost of Accessing WSIS II

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 15:36 | 3,467views
Had some conversations yesterday, and I thought I would share what I have found out in terms of some cost of participating in this event...
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17 November 2005: Day 5, the Same Old Strangers

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 10:54 | 3,425views
Why is that the police who want to look like an average citizen look alike all around the world? Why do they cut their hair and comb it the same way? Why do they use the same black glasses and same gold chains? Why do they like those tropical shirts that in the long run become a uniform? In Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Tegucigalpa or Tunisia, they are instantly identifiable.

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17 November 2005: Day 5, Where are Tunisian Women and Children?

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 15:43 | 3,191views
Travelling around Tunis in taxies and buses, I see no women and children. Wondering around the market, I see no women and children. People went out to see the night life of Tunisia, but there are no women in cafes and stores. There are more men than women on the streets of Tunisia. Are women on holiday? Is it a sign of patriarchal society?

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17 November 2005: Day 5, Missing Gender Words

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 15:31 | 3,100views
The gender caucus has observed with disappointment that the only gender word in WSIS documents is “gender disaggregated data”.