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Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:18 | 5,744 views
"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTs in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “Networking for Change and Empowerment: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in...

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Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - Report of the Secretary-General

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,554 views
The UN Secretary-General's report (E/CN.6/2010/2) in preparation for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women who undertook the 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BpfA), including the section J – Women and Media. Media and ICT are mentioned throughout the Report as important tools for awareness raising and information dissemination, for example, under...

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The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 5,358 views
A regional analysis on the status of women 15 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The report maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). For example, the report argues ,that the ICTs have...

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Where is Women´s “J” Spot?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 6,141 views
As the international community prepares to join the United Nation’s 49th Session of the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW), women media practitioners are asking: where is women’s “J” spot? Commonly known as “Beijing +10,” the role of the official UN session is to evaluate what governments have done to implement the Platform for Action (PFA) of the Fourth World Conference on Women 10 years...

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Radio, Convergence and Development in Africa: Gender as a Cross-Cutting Issue

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,918 views
The purpose of this paper is to argue for the consideration of gender issues in all research on radio, convergence and development in Africa. It is intended to guide the deliberations at our Butare roundtable (September 2009) discussion on a research agenda and to ensure that we put gender considerations front and centre as we design our research plans.

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Colombia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 8,965 views
Lucy Niño and Lida Nuñez look at how the Colombian government has paid special attention to ICT policies, offering ICT literacy programmes and ICT inclusion in marginalised areas, while at the same time ICTs are used to promote prostitution and pornography produced in the country via the internet and cellphones. Government has produced a campaign to foster a “healthy use” of internet and to...

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Malaysia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 10,981 views
Jac SM Kee and Sonia Randhawa highlight forms of VAW that have received recognition in Malaysia and provide the context of ICT development and national policy objectives in this paper. It is not an exhaustive assessment of the current state of VAW, but rather aims to surface some of the interconnections between ICT issues and VAW and areas of potential opportunities for advocacy, as well as...

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Effects of Education and ICT Use on Gender Relations in Bhutan

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,361 views
This article examines the relationships that exist between gendered access to education and the ways in which mobile phones, fixed phones, and the Internet are perceived and used in a rural and an urban Bhutanese community. The findings, organized by levels of literacy, reveal similar patterns in ICT perceptions and use across the two communities.

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What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,941 views
Willie Currie outlines the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”, organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,296 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...