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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 15:52 | 21,164 views
Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 00:11 | 15,838 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

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Les droits d’auteur et les brevets limitent–ils l’accès aux connaissances et au traitement du VIH/SIDA en Afrique?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,857 views
Le dernier rapport de 2008 de l’ONUSIDA confirme que l’Afrique subsaharienne reste la région du monde la plus sérieusement affectée par le VIH, et représente les deux tiers (671%) du total des personnes vivant avec le VIH et les trois quarts (75%) des décès dus au SIDA en 2007. Environ 1,9 million de personnes ont été nouvellement infectées par le VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.

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Access to Knowledge in Emergency situations: Looking at the situation in Jordan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,800 views
Sonia Randhawa interviewed with Lulu Mitshabu and Daoud Kuttab. Lulu Mitshabu is the Africa Programs Coordinator at Caritas Australia. A Congolese woman, she travels through Africa regularly and is responsible for their Congolese programme. Daoud Kuttab is president of AMARC Middle East and North Africa, and responsible for setting up Jordan's first community radio. He has recently been working...

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Do copyrights and patents limit access to HIV/AIDS knowledge and treatment in Africa?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,221 views
The UNAIDS 2008 report confirms that Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the region most seriously affected by AIDS in the world. As part of the response to this pandemic, access to information and knowledge on HIV/AIDS is vital, as disease prevention depends heavily on information. In a world where there is a price to pay for access to knowledge, to what extent do patents and copyrights limit...

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Birthing Choices and Challenges—Understanding the new reproductive technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 7,328 views
Kim Surkan is a gender studies professor. She recently gave birth to her son who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. GenderIT.org writer, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Kim about some controversies surrounding the use of new reproductive technologies and genetic selection. They also discuss the role of the information and communication technologies in new reproductive practices...

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Integration of ICTs in the Health System: Basic Services and Risks to Privacy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,207 views
How can a health care system respond to the gender-specificities in terms of providing accurate and timely information & services? And in what way can ICTs augment or challenge this effort? Natalia Fernandez presents a summary overview of various approaches by governments in different regions in adopting ICTs in health care, and highlights the potential risks to privacy that they can...

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ICTs and health in Uganda: benefits, challenges and contradictions

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 41,649 views
Information & communications technologies (ICTs) have been continually
viewed as having the potential to address several challenges in Africa
including in the health sector, and has been implemented at least since the 1970s through the 'telemedicine' concept. By looking at the "Satellife" Personal Digital Assistant Project implemented by the government of Uganda, Patricia Litho...

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The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,077 views
Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores 'shadow areas' through a closer look at thus launched a research programme “Contribution of information and communications...

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Demanding our reproductive rights on the web: A Uruguayan experience

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 5,423 views
When it was reported in mid-May 2007 that a Uruguayan woman was being put on trial for having an abortion, many people paid little notice. After all, abortion has been classified as a crime in the country’s criminal code since 1938. Others, however, were outraged by the news and turned to information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a tool for organising, protesting, and putting the...