Reports

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Women and cybercrime in Kenya: the dark side of ICTS (Working document)

Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 16:10 | 6,865 views
This study was commissioned by KICTANET as part of the GRACE Project, and supported by the International Development and Research Center (IDRC). It documents cybercrime against women in Kenya and by extrapolation the East African Community Member states. For example the study examines the type and quantity of prevalent cybercrime against women or how does cyber crime affect women differently. The...

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Trafficking in human beings: Internet recruitment

Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 15:15 | 4,737 views
This study is one of the outputs of the project on the Misuse of the Internet for the recruitment of victims of trafficking in human beings launched by the Council of Europe, and funded by the Government of Monaco. The study documents the various ways in which victims are recruited via the internet, and anticipate possible future techniques. It also highlights some of the best practices used to...

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Sex, Social Mores, and Keyword Filtering: Microsoft Bing in the "Arabian Countries"

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 6,396 views
Microsoft’s Bing tailors its search engine to serve different countries and regions and offers its services in 41 languages. It has a filtering system at the keyword level for users in several countries. Users in the Arab countries are prevented from conducting certain search queries in both English and Arabic. <br /> <br />The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) (a collaboration of the Citizen...

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Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - Report of the Secretary-General

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,450 views
The UN Secretary-General's report (E/CN.6/2010/2) in preparation for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women who undertook the 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BpfA), including the section J – Women and Media. Media and ICT are mentioned throughout the Report as important tools for awareness raising and information dissemination, for example, under...

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The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 5,131 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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Domestic Violence and Privacy Project

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,905 views
This site provides information on EPIC's domestic violence and privacy project.

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Financing ICTD: A review of trends and an analysis of gaps and promising practices

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,555 views
In 2004, the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms, convened by the UNDP in response to a World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) mandate, conducted extensive consultations, research, and reviews of information surrounding the role and effectiveness of financial mechanisms to support ICT for development. Although the report does not look at gender in particular, it highlights several governmental...

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HIV/AIDS and Information and Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,398 views
The purpose of this review is to look at the role of ICTs in addressing the challenge of HIV / AIDS. The report provides an overview of HIV/AIDS, the ways ICTs are being used to address the pandemic, and some preliminary information on the views of those working in developing countries.<br />

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Engendering Rural Information Systems in Indonesia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 5,445 views
The study aims at identifying policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to ICTs and promote rural development in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysis, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy,...

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Global Information Society Watch 2007 report: monitoring the implementation of key agreements about ICT policies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,583 views
The Global Information Society Watch (GISW) 2007 report - the first in a series of annual reports- looks at state of the field of information and communication technology (ICT) policy at local and global levels and particularly how policy impacts on the lives of people living in developing countries.