Resources

Here is a repository of the latest research reports, policy documents, presentations, issue papers, and other relevant publications focusing on the area of ICT and gender.

Gender-aware guidelines for policy-making and regulatory agencies are intended to assist decision makers to conduct their work in such a way that both women and men are considered in the process – both as part of the processes themselves as well as in considering the impact of decisions made. <br /><br /><br /><br />Document contains a set of guidelines, with a brief discussion <br /><br />of each point.
In this document author discusses the concept, and explores the process, of gender mainstreaming. He first defines the key ideas of gender mainstreaming. Then introduces key elements of the process. And finally ends with a brief discussion of the implications for the BDT/ITU, given BDT's mandate and goal of facilitating access to, and use of, information and communication technologies by women and men in developing countries.
These Gender modules have been developed to support ITU Member States in considering gender mainstreaming in policy and regulatory issues as well as in strategic management of telecommunications. The workshops are divided into 8 modules, covering the following topics: Regulation; Access; Licensing; Inter-connection; Tariffs; Competition policy; Strategic change management; and Human resources.
A publication on UNDP Best Practices and Know-How in ICT for Development contains a collection of knowledge-based best practices accumulated by UNDP in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). <br />
A new Gender Mainstreaming methodology, written and developed by Regional Gender Programme, makes a gender dimension explicit in policy sectors. Gender equality is no longer viewed as a "separate question", but becomes a concern for all policies and programmes. Furthermore, a gender mainstreaming approach does not look at women in isolation, but looks at women and men both as actors in the development process, and its beneficiaries.<br /><br /><br /><br />This handbook is designed specifically for policy-makers who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are charged with the day-to-day responsibility of gender mainstreaming, according to organizational mandates. This handbook is meant to guide these professionals in their work.<br /><br /><br /><br />Available in English and Russian
This Essentials is a practical introduction to the complex area of Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICTD)
The report covers ICT applications in health, education, participatory democracy and environmental movements.
UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This report is the first of its kind to compile a substantial inventory of gender equality projects and resources for the information society in the CEE/CIS region, including references to other resources, relevant websites and contacts. Equally important, regional specificities are addressed. Similarities and differences for the region in terms of the gender agenda – both historic and current – are discussed in the context of ICTD approaches.