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Women’s networks for effective communication

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 4,300 views
Dafne Sabanes Plou is the regional coordinator for Latin America for the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (WNSP). In mid-March she coordinated the “Building inclusive community networks” workshop in Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province, Argentina, in which women interested in learning about strategic uses of information and communication technologies took part. This is an account of the...

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Tools for Communication Rights in Malaysia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,191 views
Jac sm Kee speaks with one of the most vocal media and communication rights advocates in Malaysia, Sonia Randhawa, through an online messenger platform about motivations, communication technologies, rights, democracy, tactics and gender. Sonia currently sits as the Executive Director of the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ). Apart from conducting regular trainings on independent media and...

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Reclaiming women’s space at the peace table : the Peacebuilding Cyberdialogue as a model of using ICTs for peacebuilding

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 8,662 views
Women are particularly impacted by war and violent conflicts - both as survivors as well as, crucially, being at the forefront of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza shares the Peacebuilding Cyberdialogue, a collaborative effort between the International Women's Tribune Centre and Isis WICCE, that brings together 40 women's organisations all over...

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HIV/AIDS and mobile technology: sms saving lives in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 7,207 views
Two new mobile technology programs in South Africa and Kenya are helping HIV/AIDS sufferers and their carers cope with the challenges.

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OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,528 views
The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) seeks to place women’s health issues on national and regional development agendas. They have embraced ICTs as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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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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Latin american women take on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,085 views
"Information technology obviously will not solve the world's problems. But wisely deployed and developed, it has proven to be a powerful tool for advancing social causes. One of the social groups that has been most dynamic in using this technology innovatively for social progress, is the women's movement; and in many aspects, the South has exerted leadership in this process."

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Connection G – rural women get out of the crops to face the screen

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 3,681 views
They come from rural areas of the poorest region in Brazil. Until a few months ago, their routine was to wake up before the sun rises, work in the crops, cut sugar cane and work at home at night in household chores. Now, they have a new activity to dedicate themselves: to learn to use a computer and navigate in the Internet. And to speak up.

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ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,813 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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Tele-Health set to boost maternal care

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,529 views
Delivering care to pregnant women and newborns in Lusaka is on the verge of becoming easier and more efficient, thanks to the advent of Tele-health — which is simply the use of information technology to deliver health services and information from one location to another.