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Feminist theory, practices and actions can lead to innovative solutions on internet governance

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,887 views
Civil society entities, academic figures and government officials met in Sao Paulo during the first few days of July to participate in the first seminar of the preparatory process for the meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, with the aim of developing proposals to take to that forum next November. Amongst the presentations, the talk “Internet governance and issues of gender” by gender and...

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Mommy knows best, or perhaps the church, or maybe the school? A conversation on online content regulation

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,375 views
Who decides on what we should see and not see online? Should parents decide on behalf of their children? Or should it be the church? Or the school? Are women and children better left alone? Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Senior Programme Associate of the International Women’s Tribune Centre and a member of the GenderIt blogging team at the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that took place in Athens,...

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In search of Gender inclusive ICTs in Pakistan: But Where?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 3,597 views
This article briefly looks at the need to integrate gender into gender mainstreaming efforts by the Pakistan government in ICT policy implementation. In particular, it explores the potential of the private sector as a significant initiator of this process, citing Responsible Business Initiative as an noteworthy example.

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Gender and ICT Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Re-thinking ICT development through Gender

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 4,170 views
This article examines the current ICTs situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, paying particular attention to the development of a National ICT Policy Strategy, and the responses towards the need to integrate gender concerns by both the women's national machinery and civil society organisations.

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GenARDIS: supporting the use of ICTs by women farmers for social change

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 4,776 views
The GenARDIS grants programme was developed in recognition of the ICT-related constraints and challenges faced by rural women in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The grants winners took part in a knowledge sharing workshop on gender, agriculture and rural development in the information society in Entebbe, Uganda from July 3 to 8. The following is a report by Sylvie Niombo - Deputy...

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Community radios and feminist voices against repression in Brazil

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,953 views
The repression against community radios in Brazil reaches important social projects and initiatives such as Novo Ar - a community association and radio station led by Graça Rocha. In this interview to GenderIT, Graça provides details about the repression that Brazilian community radios experience and highlights the critical role that women play in the radio and in the community: "women resist...

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Linking Czech women and e-government

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,369 views
The APC WNSP panel “ICT and Equal Opportunities of Women and Men” took place on the April 3, 2006, the first of a two-day conference on Internet in Public Administration. Most panellists spoke about information and communication literacy as key to successful implementation of e-government objectives. At the same time, they listed ICT skills as the prime barrier that leads to a gender digital...

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E-government: When the gender lens is missing...

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,464 views
In the middle of 2005, the European team of APC WNSP took on a daunting task: to inject gender awareness into a regional conference focussing on the internet in public administrations . The annual e-government conference taking place in the Czech Republic celebrated its ninth year of existence in 2006. Yet, for the first time in its history, equal opportunity for women and men was put on the...

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,676 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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Gender issues at all levels – from policy formulation to implementation

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 5,613 views
Sonia Jorge is an expert in telecommunications regulation, economics and public policy and have been working as a consultant in the fields of communications policy and regulation, gender and development with experience in different countries and regions. Specialized in gender analysis and ICT policies, Sonia shares in this interview to GenderIT her vision on the critical needs for gender and ICT...