Feminist talk

Gender divide/gap in Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance

Posted Thu 29 Jul 2010 - 21:45 | 3,826 views
Valentina Pellizzer, OneWorld Platform for SouthEast Europe (owpsee) executive directress, participated in this year's EuroDIG – Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance, and has several objections to the very visible gender gap in terms of women's participation at the event, and in the IT sector in general. Her commentary was originally written for the Diplo Internet Governance Community...


Trafficking in human beings: Internet recruitment

Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 16:15 | 4,090 views
This study is one of the outputs of the project on the Misuse of the Internet for the recruitment of victims of trafficking in human beings launched by the Council of Europe, and funded by the Government of Monaco. The study documents the various ways in which victims are recruited via the internet, and anticipate possible future techniques. It also highlights some of the best practices used to...

In depth

Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years of effort to change the situation?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,695 views
The European Symposium on Gender & ICT started as an 'ad hoc' invitation in 2003, with organisers expecting 10-20 participants. Instead, more than 100 abstracts were received and participants came from "all over the world". The scenario repeated itself this year, with people from Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, USA as well as Europe. A great opportunity to meet researchers as well as women...


ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,458 views
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.<br />


Bosnia and Herzegovina ICT Policy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,405 views
This blog is an initiative by <a href="">Oneworld - Platform for Southeast Europe</a>, which publishes news and resources related to national ICT policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Berlin Declaration: Women Claiming the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,517 views
The declaration drafted by the participants in the European/North American Regional Conference on Gender and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), assembled in Berlin on 11 September 2005.


Free/Libre and open source software: survey and study FLOSS

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,077 views
This document forms the final report for the FLOSS project. <br /><br /><p><br /><br />The Project objectives were remedy the lack of information on Free/Libre/Open Source Software starting at the very beginning: by conducting surveys to generate a unique base of primary data on Free/Open Source Software usage and development; identifying indicators to measure value...


A Techno-Feminist Perspective on the Free/Libre Open Source

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,372 views
This paper tries to analyse the FLOSS development from a <br /><br />"techno-feminist" perspective (Wajcman 2004). Staying away from a reductionism that simplifies the gender issue in the FLOSS community to the level of a fight between men and women, the issues I attempt to address include not only the inequality that women face in computing, but also other inequalities that...


EU survey on free and open source software

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,833 views
In 2002, MERIT/Infonomics at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, carried out the FLOSS developer survey supported by the European Union. This was the first survey that provided deep insights in the international FLOSS community, its divisions, its diversity of beliefs, and its functioning.


Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,776 views
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and...