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ICTs for Grassroots: Women from South Asia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 4,126 views
Like bright flowers in a grey space, the grassroots women of India livened up February’s Prepcom proceedings and it wasn’t just their stylish saris that did the trick. Undaunted by the suits and officialdom of Geneva’s UN machinery, these Indian representatives vigorously demonstrated the value of ICTs in their working lives and made a cogent case for finances to build more equitable ICT...

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ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,809 views
Information communication technologies (ICTs) have broken sharia compliances as the women farmers in Nigeria learned how to make their own video films and also take still pictures. However african women continue to face tough challenges in their battle to get their voices and concerns heard in development matters, as revealed a case study of women farmers of Kano in Nigeria presented by Salamatu...

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,677 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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The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,963 views
A regional analysis on the status of women 15 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The report maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). For example, the report argues ,that the ICTs have...

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African Copyright & Access to Knowledge Project

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,742 views
The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project examines the relationship between national copyright environments and access to knowledge in African countries. The project is probing this relationship within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework - a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law. The project works...

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Intellectual PROPERTY RIGHTS in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,503 views
Articles on intellectual property rights in Africa have been brought together by the International Environmental Law Research Centre. The site includes papers translated from Arabic, and topics covered include traditional knowledge, farmers rights, patents and comparisons between intellectual property regimes in different parts of Africa.

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Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,351 views
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender...

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ICT for Development Success Stories: Youth, Poverty and Gender

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 5,045 views
The 100-page publication highlights initiatives that are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to make a real and meaningful difference in communities around the world, no matter how disadvantaged or isolated they may be. These stories on Youth, Poverty and Gender intend to provide snapshots of the learning process that accompanies the introduction and implementation of ICTs in...

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Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 4,030 views
The book provides case studies of the historical use of radio, and an overview of what is being done today. the authors argue that the voice of radio can work as an effective, practical and cost-efficient means of transmitting information that may impact the lives of people in communities all over the world.

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Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 3,613 views
Connecting Locally, Acting Globally is the third volume of Women in Sync. Women from diverse geographies and cultures tell how their communities are defining the Internet, and how they are themselves redefined by the experience. The telling comes in different tones: some voices were are terse, some verbosevoluble, and some quietly passionate. But all are, in the end, inspiring.<br />