Feminist talk

Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 05:57 | 5,826 views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 00:11 | 11,049 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

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Violence against women and ICTs in the Pacific Islands region: An overview

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,641 views
Sonia Randhawa interviews FemLINK Pacific coordinator Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls to get an overview of violence against women in the Pacific Islands region and to look at how ICTs are contributing to increasing the vulnerability of women and providing new forms of harassment and harm, while at the same time grassroots initiatives such as a mobile community radio station are helping to provide women...

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ICTs: Women, free software, copyrights,… forgotten by Mauritanian legislators and decision-makers

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,843 views
Fatma Mint Elkory Oumrane takes a look at the progress Mauritania is making in encouraging open access to materials, its copyright regime and how these impact on women. She examines the role of women as ICT graduates and looks at how the government is helping overcome the various digital divides - and the large amount of work that remains to be done.

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Access to Knowledge in Emergency situations: Looking at the situation in Jordan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 5,432 views
Sonia Randhawa interviewed with Lulu Mitshabu and Daoud Kuttab. Lulu Mitshabu is the Africa Programs Coordinator at Caritas Australia. A Congolese woman, she travels through Africa regularly and is responsible for their Congolese programme. Daoud Kuttab is president of AMARC Middle East and North Africa, and responsible for setting up Jordan's first community radio. He has recently been working...

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Money for tech? Tech and money? Facilitating women’s engagement in the financing discourse through the use of ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,666 views
IreenDubel.jpgIreen Dubel, the manager of the gender, women and development programme of Hivos is an active participant in discussions on financing for women and development work. Hivos, Ireen’s organisation, is one of the few...

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Of empty purses and tattered pockets: Stitching funding back into gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,467 views
The panel on women's communication rights "Why the purse feels empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies" during the recent 52nd CSW brought together donor, development and civil society perspectives on the issue. Erika Smith presents an overview of the discussion around the challenges, importance and opportunities of financing ICT for women's...

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Feminist theory, practices and actions can lead to innovative solutions on internet governance

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,474 views
Civil society entities, academic figures and government officials met in Sao Paulo during the first few days of July to participate in the first seminar of the preparatory process for the meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, with the aim of developing proposals to take to that forum next November. Amongst the presentations, the talk “Internet governance and issues of gender” by gender and...

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Do women’s access to ICTs lead to empowerment? Looking at the CEEWA ICT project in rural Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 28,563 views
Is there a direct connection between empowerment and access to information and communication technologies? Patricia Litho interrogates this question through the CEEWA ICT project case study in rural Uganda. She examines the conceptualisation of empowerment, and its relationship with infrastructure, skills, connectivity, access and participation.

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New technologies and women in Arab countries: a forest of concepts, a complex reality

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 5,893 views
Natalia Fernández-Diaz identifies the difficulties of understanding feminist concerns regarding the needs and potential benefits of emerging technologies in what is usually known as ‘Arab countries’. Locating the relationship between women and ICTs in women’s movements, Fernández-Diaz interrogates the concepts of technologists, producers, users, victims and indirect beneficiaries in this complex...