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World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,188 views
This document presents an analysis of the context in which many of the scenarios linked to the WSIS are set - binded to other issues such as global commerce, human rights and Internet governance. The author affirms that the development of these scenarios impact directly the WSIS agenda, excepting the issues related to human rights, which are not raising enough concern to the UN member states.

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Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,467 views
This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society (IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action...

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Digital Dangers: Information & Communication Technologies and Trafficking in Women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 4,984 views
This discussion paper asks if new technologies are re-shaping or facilitating trafficking, and/or if the use of ICTs in trafficking will change the way we understand other issues. For example, how should we think about the distribution of women's images against their will; can we talk about trafficking in images, and what relation does this have to the debate about pornography? It explores...

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Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration on the Equal Participation of Women in the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,286 views
This declaration is produced by gender and ICT advocates who met separately after the Women's World Conference 2005, at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005) that produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration.

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GraceNet Silicon Valley

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,330 views
GraceNet is a women's network named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptography provides inspiration and encouragement for women who work in computing and related fields. This network's mission is "to promote the contributions of women in technology and to leverage the intellectual and creative capital of women."

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Women's ICT-Based Enterprise for Development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,169 views
This Web site provides online guidance and networking about women's ICT-based enterprises in developing countries.

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Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,794 views
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and...

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Comments by S. Huyer to WGIG on Draft Working Papers Identifying Issues for Internet Governance

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,623 views
Comments submitted on the 'draft working papers' prepared by the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) members, and discussed at the meeting in Geneva in February, 2005.

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Gender Equity, Telecommunication Development and the ITU

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,959 views
Canadian International Development Agency submission to the second ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (Malta, 1998) argues for the recognition of gender implication and the incorporation of the needs of both women and men in the telecommunication development .

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Status of Research on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,855 views
The report give an overview of the current state of research undertaken in the area of the information society . Five essential subjects were selected for more detailed exploration: gender equality, cultural and linguistic diversity, freedom of expression, people with disabilities, and universal access and infoethics .