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Cheekay Cinco

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“El peso de la lucha” – engendrando el cambio en políticas de TIC

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 07:07 | 2,313 views
Cheekay Cinco, miembro del PARM de APC, entrevista a Nancy Hafkin, pionera del trabajo en redes y el desarrollo de TIC en África, sobre su parecer respecto al actual ambiente de políticas de género y TIC. Hafkin reflexiona sobre el proceso de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) y la reciente Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW, por su sigla en...

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“The Burden of The Struggle” - Engendering Change in ICT Policy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,659 views
Cheekay Cinco, member of APC WNSP, interviews Nancy Hafkin, woman pioneer of networking and ICTs development in Africa on her thoughts about the current gender and ICT policy environment. She reflects on the WSIS process and the recent Commission on the Status of Women, and articulates what is urgently needed to render visible the gender dimensions of ICTs at policy levels.

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We assume FOSS benefits all equally. But does it really?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 7,670 views
FOSS has the potential to change the way women relate with ICTs, allowing for more control over the tools they use. As Users, women will have the freedom from steep licensing fees and the opportunity to influence software development to meet their needs. As developers, the open principle behind FOSS encourages a more collaborative environment, in which women may discover more freedom to create...