Asia-Pacific

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 5,173 views
Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender and ICT. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's...

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Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,724 views
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.

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Communication Rights Are Women's Rights

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,619 views
The Foundation for Media Alternative's statement in conjunction with International Women's Day, 2006, calls for four specific measures needed to recognize communication rights as women's rights.

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Mapping Gender in the Information Society: From Reality to Discourse

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,391 views
The report from the workshop focused on gender in the information society in the context of the Asia Pacific. The participants also critically evaluated how global policy platforms such as the World Summit on the Information Society have framed issues related to gender and ICTs.

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From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities: Measuring Infostates for Development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,808 views
The publication features a new measuring instrument which combines statistical indicators with analytical work on policies and their implementation. Beyond it is complemented with quantitative and qualitative research in a chapter on ‘women in the information society' .

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Free/Libre/Open Source Software Asian Developers Online Survey (FLOSS-ASIA)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,952 views
The objective of the survey was to determine the situation regarding open source software/free software (OSS/FS) engineers in Japan by gathering information directly from open source/free software developers themselves. The results will be used in personnel training in relevant technical fields, in planning policy for technology promotion and other areas. <br />

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Video Films: Women & ICT Projects in India

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,876 views
This page links to two documentary films on women and ICT that were produced in the framework of UNESCO’s pilot project 'Putting ICT in the Hands of the Poor', that are now available online. They examine the information needs of poverty stricken communities in South Asia, with a special focus on gender issues.

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Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,901 views
This statement on Gender and Free/Libre & Open Source Software (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangalore on 28th January - 4th February, 2005. The Statement looks at gender in the context of the camp, with an aim to inform planning of similar F/LOSS workshops in the future.

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Malaysian gov't must review laws to free media and information

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,700 views
The paper outlines various discriminatory practices that have been faced from the laws on media and communications in Malaysia, as compelling reasons why the legislations must be reformed.

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,869 views
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.