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Gender and ICT Issues at Women's World Congress

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,312 views
Gender and ICT advocates from all world regions joined some 2,000 other women activists at the Women's Worlds Congress 2005, Korea, June 19-24. The advocates met separately for 2 days at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005). The meeting produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration which outlines gender issues and...

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Gender and ICT policies: it's time to reorder our forces and understand what is happening

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,804 views
Magaly Pazello is the only Brazilian feminist who’s been active in the WSIS process since its inception. A member of the WSIS Gender Caucus, she is also member of the DAWN network - Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era. In the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Conference, held in June 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Graciela Selaimen interviewed Magaly Pazello, speaking...

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WSIS Rio regional meeting: very few doors open for the gender perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,060 views
No participation of civil society as observers in the governmental delegations' meetings; no gender working group in the final regional action plan ELac 2007; almost no women, black people or indigenous people as panelists. Although the Rio WSIS Regional Meeting opened two slots for civil society statements in the plenary and produced documents which were fairly positively received by NGOs and...

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Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,647 views
"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTs in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “Networking for Change and Empowerment: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in...

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Statement of the Gender DC for the Taking Stock and Moving Forward Session 2008

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,355 views
The statement of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Gender presented at the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India,on the 6 of December 2008.

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,304 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...

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LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 2,897 views
Radhika Lal, a policy advisor on ICT for poverty reduction and the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in the UNDP, presents her views on effective financing mechanisms to progress gender equality in the information society. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication...

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THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DESIRE: Content Regulation on the Internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 5,168 views
This paper attempts to look at some of the paradoxes that emerge in content regulation discussions. It brings in feminist or gendered perspective, which provides different and varied understandings of “harmful content”, as well as opens the question of adequate representation of all voices in the content regulations debates.

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Mainstreaming Gender Issues in ICT Policy Development - Draft

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,019 views
This is a draft copy of a research conducted by FMA to look into gender mainstreaming efforts in ICT policy development. in the Philippines. In particular, Section 4 of the research is culled to demonstrate and examine ICT policy in the current Philippines context, with attention to the inclusion of gender within its processes.

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,821 views
Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender and ICT. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's...