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Globalisation and ICT: Employment Opportunities for Women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 3,379 views
In view of international focus on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, and the close connection of gender equality to achieving these Goals, the paper addresses women’s use of ICTs in the six areas identified in the MDG as critical to achieving poverty reduction, as well as the potential use of ICTs to promote gender equality in poverty reduction strategies. It...

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Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 3,366 views
The emphasis on ICT as a tool of economic and social empowerment for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacy and project work by NGOs as well as for policy intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women&#8217;s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.<br /><br /><br />

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Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunities

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 2,703 views
The paper is based on the premise that any strategies to increase the participation of women in the information economy will increase national IT capacity, reduce poverty, and help to raise the national standard of living. It summarises international discourse on the connections between gender equality and poverty reduction, and defines the context of the knowledge society, including the digital...

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Roundtable and Recommendations on Women in Media

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 2,518 views
The presentations dealt with women's employment in the media, the images of women portrayed by the media, policy issues to be addressed by decision-makers, and women as media decision-makers.

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The Beijing Platform for Action Meets the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 3,137 views
The resource explores the different issue and areas of advocacy in the WSIS process based on the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform for Action.

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Policy Approaches As Enabling Frameworks

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 2,638 views
The paper urges the gender-advocacy movement to consider adopting new approaches to encourage the media to participate in the advancement of women.

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Gender Mainstreaming in Information and Communications

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:24 | 2,605 views
A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders. This manual is intended to serve as an accessible reference for those effecting gender management policies in government and other services in Commonwealth countries.

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Cutting Edge Pack: Supporting Resources Collection

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:24 | 2,631 views
Document includes summaries of key texts, case studies, tools, guidelines and key organisations in the area of Gender& ICT.<br />

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Cutting Edge Pack: Gender and ICTs Overview Report

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:24 | 3,027 views
Bridge Cutting Edge Pack on "Gender and ICTs" is a critique of the IT and ICT4D world through a feminist perspective.

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Crisis and Need: Information and Communication Technology in Development Initiatives Runs through a Paradox

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:24 | 2,359 views
The paper calls for a shift in national and global policies in order to respond to the growing digital divide within countries and among developed and developing countries.