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No easy reading

Posted Fri 29 Nov 2013 - 02:04 | 7,226 views
Nora Quebral (2012) - who is credited with coming up with the concept of 'development communication' in the early 70s - argued recently in an account of Asian domestic workers in the Middle East, and the right-to-drive protest by women in Saudi Arabia, that any analysis of rights is necessarily deeply contextual: “A tough question to answer would be: in which [of these two societies] do women...

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Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 22:06 | 5,136 views
“Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy” GISWatch report from Korea points out instances where women in the country have leveraged even non-political internet forums to discuss socio-political issues and to organise offline on crucial issues. However, it also highlights several government policies that expose women to privacy violations and related abuse. In particular, it points out...

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Jamaican household workers use cell phones to protect their rights and improve the working conditions

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 22:01 | 6,932 views
Leith Dunn and Hopeton Dunn from the Institute for Gender and Development Studies Mona Unit, and Mona ICT Policy Centre, at the University of the West Indies, are the authors of the Global Information Society Watch article entitled “Women’s rights, gender and ICTs: Empowering household workers in Jamaica”. In this interview they told GenderIT.org why they chose this subject, how the sector of...

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Cook Islands: Pushing for women leaders

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 22:00 | 5,008 views
The Global Information Society Watch Cook Islands report was released, written by Maureen Hilyard, Alexis Wolfgramm and Lynnsay Rongokea from the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association. Analía Lavin interviewed Maureen Hilyard, one of the authors, on the main issues women face online, on gender equality in the political system, and on the role of the media.

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Democratizing access and use of ICTs for domestic workers in Uruguay

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 21:59 | 5,241 views
The Global Information Society Watch 2013 report, written by Goñi and Ana María Laura of ICTWatch (ObservaTIC), of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, is entitled "ICTs as a means for empowerment and influence: A democratising proposal for female domestic workers in Uruguay". GenderIT.org interviewed Goñi to understand how inequality in access to and ownership of ICTs affects this sector...

Publication

GISWatch 2013: Women’s rights, gender and ICTs

Posted Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 17:28 | 6,462 views
A new report released by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

Feminist talk

Gender centred snapshots at the IGF

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 17:45 | 2,834 views