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The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa: A Harsh Reality

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 4,300 views
Women have one chance in three less than men to benefit in the African Information Society. In the “Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa” research on six countries (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal) conducted by the Gender and ICT Network, connections between gender and ICTs were found to be widely unrecognised. Looking at control, content, capacities...

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Statement by Florence Etta on behalf of the Telecentre Caucus and the WSIS Gender Caucus (16 Nov, 2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,962 views
The statement of Florence E. Etta-Akinaina, the ICT Policy Project Kenya co-ordinator, calls for the support to" better policies, more funding, appropriate and efficient organisational and implementation mechanisms which will help release the transformative power of telecentres".

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Interconnection costs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,522 views
This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and international...

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Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,482 views
This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society (IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action...

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Gender Equity, Telecommunication Development and the ITU

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,986 views
Canadian International Development Agency submission to the second ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (Malta, 1998) argues for the recognition of gender implication and the incorporation of the needs of both women and men in the telecommunication development .

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Internet Governance Priorities for Asia Pacific: Summary Analysis of a Regional Survey

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,660 views
UNDP-APDIP conducted a regional survey on Internet governance is part of its efforts to carry out an Open Regional Dialogue on Internet Governance (ORDIG) in order to make Internet governance more inclusive, development-oriented and responsive to the specific needs of stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 1200 participants from all stakeholder groups of over 30 countries in the...

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Looking behind the internet: Empowering Women for Public Policy Advocacy in Central America

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,335 views
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy rather than ICTs. Thus this research is about women's needs and concerns in the real (offline) world and how public information and ICTs can contribute to solutions rather than issues such as women having internet access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.

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Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 2,946 views
The paper explores ICTs in relation to gender, specifically focusing on gender and ICT applications in agricultural and rural development in developing countries.

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From access to appropriation: Women and ICT policies in Latin American and the Caribbean

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,102 views
In this document is presented basic information on the expansion of ICTs in the Latin America Region, stating the major gaps. It also presents the results of some studies, and of an electronic consultation, which give evidence of the progress, obstacles and recommendations for policies and programs that strengthen gender equality in and through ICTs.

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eInclusion revisited: The Local Dimension of the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,021 views
The report, conducted by the European Commission, analysis differences in "e-inclusion" among Europeans by education, income, age and gender.