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MEDIA BRIEF: Paddling in Circles while the Waters Rise - Gender Issues in ICTs and Poverty Reduction

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,758 views
Can ICTs help reduce poverty? This paper examines poverty from many different angles: from its definition to systemic causes of global poverty, as well as tools used to address poverty. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rights.

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Gender advocacy at the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,862 views
Marianne Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Theory<br /><br />at the University for Humanistics presents this report based on an initial study of gender advocacy at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The research findings and ensuing discussion focus on how gender/gender equality and women/women's rights are being rendered at the...

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WSIS Gender Caucus Position on Internet Governance - Prepcom 3 (19 September,2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 1,859 views
The WSIS GC opening position on the issue of internet governance distributed at PrepCom-3 in Geneva.

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WSIS Gender Caucus Briefing Statement I for PrepCom-3 (23 September,2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,056 views
The WSIS GC positions in relation to some points debated at PrepCom-3 such as the key principles, the implementation&way ahead mechanism, and the issues of financing and internet governance.

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WSIS Gender Caucus Statement on Internet Governance to WSIS Prepcom 3 Subcommittee A (27 September,2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 1,900 views
The statement submitted by AMARC Africa, FEMNET, and TERRE DES FEMMES on behalf of the WSIS-Gender Caucus concerns the missing reference to gender in the Chair’s Draft of Chapter 3 on internet governance.

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Interconnection costs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,547 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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Women's human rights: violence against women, pornography and ICTs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,403 views
The position paper presented by Jac sm Kee from APC WNSP at Women Claiming The Information Society (WOCTIS), 11 September 2005, Berlin, examined the relationship between violence against women and information societies, using the recent debate about '.xxx' as a site for examination.

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Free/Libre/Open Source Software Asian Developers Online Survey (FLOSS-ASIA)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,974 views
The objective of the survey was to determine the situation regarding open source software/free software (OSS/FS) engineers in Japan by gathering information directly from open source/free software developers themselves. The results will be used in personnel training in relevant technical fields, in planning policy for technology promotion and other areas. <br />

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FLOSS-US. The Free/Libre/Open source software survey for 2003

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,441 views
This is the Final report of a second large-scale survey of 1588 developers of open source and free software, which was called the FLOSS-US survey for 2003. The first FLOSS survey targeted primarily European OS/FS developers, with 71% of respondents living in Europe or Russia, only 13% living in the United States, and roughly 17% living elsewhere in Europe or the world. The FLOSS-US survey sampled...

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Free/Libre and open source software: survey and study FLOSS

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,206 views
This document forms the final report for the FLOSS project. <br /><br /><p><br /><br />The Project objectives were remedy the lack of information on Free/Libre/Open Source Software starting at the very beginning: by conducting surveys to generate a unique base of primary data on Free/Open Source Software usage and development; identifying indicators to measure value...