Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT


Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

The emphasis on ICTi as a tool of economic and social empowermenti for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacyi and project work by NGOs as well as for policyi intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women’s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.


Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunities

Sophia Huyer and Swasti Mitter
Sophia Huyer and Swasti Mitter on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Poverty, Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals, MDG, income generation, health, gender digital divide
The paper is based on the premise that any strategies to increase the participation of women in the information economy will increase national IT capacity, reduce poverty, and help to raise the national standard of living. It summarises international discourse on the connections between gender equalityi and poverty reduction, and defines the context of the knowledge society, including the digital and gender divides.

Women, Media And Democratic Society: In Pursuit Of Rights And Freedoms

Margaret Gallagher
Margaret Gallagher on 15 February, 2005
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The paper explores issues such as media employment and decision-making, media content and portrayal, and the impact of new ICTs in the field of media and gender, and relates these to policyi implementation, reform and advocacyi.

Roundtable and Recommendations on Women in Media

The presentations dealt with women's employment in the media, the images of women portrayed by the media, policyi issues to be addressed by decision-makers, and women as media decision-makers.

The Beijing Platform for Action Meets the World Summit on the Information Society

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC)
International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Poverty, Education, Health, Violence against women, Armed Conflict, Economy, Decision-Making, Institutional Mechanisms, Human Rights, Media, Environment, Girl Child

The resource explores the different issue and areas of advocacyi in the WSIS process based on the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform for Action.


Policy Approaches As Enabling Frameworks

Sonia Gill
Sonia Gill on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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The paper urges the gender-advocacyi movement to consider adopting new approaches to encourage the media to participate in the advancement of women.

Co-Regulation: A New Model Of Media Regulation

Melanie Cishecki
Melanie Cishecki on 13 February, 2005
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Broadcasting, Self-regulation, Co-regulation, sex-role portrayal, sexism
The report is based on the premise that regulationi of the media is hinged on a delicate balance of collective human rightsi and individual freedom of speech. Particular attention is given to the portrayal of women in current media.

Gender Mainstreaming Framework for UNDP Albania

on 13 February, 2005
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Gender Mainstreamingi Framework should help to promote gender equityi into all aspects by increasing economic, social and political empowermenti of women.

Roma Information Project: The Roma Women's Movement Takes on Technology

Maria Metodieva
Maria Metodieva on 13 February, 2005
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Roma women thoughts regarding the Open Society Institute and the Advocacyi Project carried out Roma information Project (RIP). The goal of the project was to introduce a selected number of Roma women organisation in Central and Easter Europe to information technology.

Call For A Global Grassroots Campaign To Enhance Women's Access, Employment And Image In The Media

Rita Henley Jensen
Rita Henley Jensen on 13 February, 2005
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affirmative action, media management, equal opportunity law
The paper explores how women have been prevented from full participation in the news media, particularly in media management. The author recommends a grassroots campaign to address this issue and push for a non-discrimination policyi in US newsrooms.