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Women, Media & ICTS: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,329 views
This article examines the progress made on the issue of Women, Media and ICTs at the level of international advocacy, particularly in relation to the Commission on the Status of Women and the Beijing Platform for Action. Questioning the disconnection between the fields of ICTs and women's rights, it looks at strategies of gender mainstreaming, and the need to have women in decision-making...

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We assume FOSS benefits all equally. But does it really?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 6,821 views
FOSS has the potential to change the way women relate with ICTs, allowing for more control over the tools they use. As Users, women will have the freedom from steep licensing fees and the opportunity to influence software development to meet their needs. As developers, the open principle behind FOSS encourages a more collaborative environment, in which women may discover more freedom to create...

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Funding ICTs: where will the money come from?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,187 views
The Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) was proposed by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade at Phase I of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Summit. It was inaugurated by the Nigerian President Olusegun Odasanjo in March 2005, in Geneva. This fund is seen a voluntary and complementary financing mechanism to supplement existing financial mechanism. It is registered in Switzerland.

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Gender equality may constitute a normative consensus, but the political will is lacking

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,651 views
Heike Jensen, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of Humboldt University in Berlin, (Germany), is one of those hardworking gender advocates, whose “effort and time spent gathering information, sleepless nights, many cups of coffee, talking, training, skills sharing, lobbying and writing” focussed on integrating gender as a relevant dimension of WSIS process and outcomes....

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From Geek to the WSIS Gender Caucus

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,513 views
Jac sm Kee grabs a conversation with Jacqueline A. Morris during WSIS PrepComm3 at Geneva, and finds out about how a girl from Trinidad & Tobago ends up being a gender & ICT advocate, her insights about the two priority issues in WSIS Phase II – financing and internet governance – as well as the efficacy of the WSIS Gender Caucus.

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Publication Digitall Future gives a feminist perspective to the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 2,316 views
A team of feminist journalists from Asia, Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and Eastern and Western Europe will take part in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) from November 16-18th in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Mobile Help-line for Women Tops Gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,734 views
Pallitathya, an innovative Mobile Help-Line programme via cell phones for underprivileged women in rural Bangladesh beat thirty other entries from all over the Asia-Pacific to win this year's Gender and Information & Communication Technology (GICT) Awards sponsored by the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) and the Global Knowledge...

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Probing the Texture of Silence in Communications and Media at B + 10

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,342 views
This article explores the contradictory silence surrounding Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action that relates to issues of women and the media at this years Beijing + 10. Through this, it examines the possible reasons to the lack of vocalisation on this issue, even as women's movements working on various issues recognise the impact and power of the media in their work.

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Reflecting on ICTs, Women’s Activism and Silences at Beijing +10 - Interview with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,627 views
Jac sm Kee speaks with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza of the International
Women’s Tribune Centre about her work using ICTs, and her thoughts on issues of gender and ICT (information and communications technology) policy as well as the challenges facing women’s movements in this respect.

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Politicising ICTs in the Women's Rights Movement - Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,471 views
Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán, Feminist Organizational Development Program Coordinator of AWID (Association of Women in Development) on her thoughts about the relationship between ICTs and movement building in women’s human rights, at the Beijing +10 process, 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York.