Statement read to WSIS2 plenary on financing the information society

The statement demanded for more civil society participation in the ongoing deliberations on developing the WSIS position on financing. It outlines the principles needed to form the basis of any discussion on financing the information society, as well as specific recommendations on how to hurdle the challenges of financing an equitable information society.

Preliminary Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance submitted to the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit on the Information Society

The document is a preliminary report of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) to PrepCom-2 on the status of its work. It outlines the WGIG's mandate, consultations, process and working methods, as well as key public policy areas for further investigation and discussion.

Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT)

Since 1999, AWORC has been holding an annual training workshop on electronic networking open to women and their organisations in Asia and the Pacific. The Women's Electroninic Networking Training (WENT)is open to all women whose organisations play or will play a significant role in promoting the use of information and communication technology to enhance women's role and capacity in social and policy advocacy, as well as to strengthen women's organizations and networks in Asia and the Pacific.

The page includes documentation of WENT Regional Workshop trainings from 99-02.

Asian Women and Labor Migration: The Beijing +5 Review

This paper addresses a particular issue of women and migration under the critical area of women and the economy. Specifically, the paper aims to: 1) present an overview of the context and present situation of migrant women; 2) review the strategic actions in the Beijing Platform of Action (BPFA) that concerns women in migration 3) vis-a-vis above, review the responses of the government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and 4) to recommend steps to more effectively address the issues underlying the issue of women and migration.

Voices 2000 and Beyond

The booklet is designed to assist women from the Asia Pacific Region in their lobbying and advocacy work in relation to the review of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA).

It is based on the report of the Regional NGO Symposium in preparation for Beijing plus Five, or Women 2000 which was held in Thailand in September 1999.

It contains a summary of the Symposium Declaration and the major issues of concern identified by the women NGO's who took part. These drew on country and regional reports on the local implementation of the BPFA.

East Asian NGO Report on Beijing + 5 Review

East Asian Sub-Regional Report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action was prepared by four countries in East Asia, i.e., China, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea.

This report includes an overview of Financial and Institutional mechanisms (the 12 critical areas of concern as well as emerging issues on the Beijing +5 review.

Asia-Pacific Women 2000:Gender Equality, Development And Peace For The Twenty-First Century (Part B)

This is Part B of the report that summarizes the discussions and recommendations of the Asia Pacific Regional NGO Symposium, 31 August - 4 September 1999, Thailand. Here, sessions that are not formally endorsed by by the symposium participants at a plenary session, nor by the management committee are summarised and are given visibility and recognition.

Asia-Pacific Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development And Peace For The Twenty-First Century (Part A)

This report summarizes the discussions and recommendations of the Asia Pacific Regional NGO Symposium, 31 August - 4 September 1999, Thailand. This is Part A that summarises the formal outcome of the Symposium proceeding. It is comprised of an introduction and background to the report, the Conference Declaration, a summary evaluation and analysis of Critical Areas of Concern.

Asia Report on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) Testing

The Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) Testing Process in Asia was participated in by a diverse set of initiatives from a variety of countries. Partners include Mothers4Mothers in Malaysia, Community Communications Online (c2o) in Australia, Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka, InfoCon in Mongolia, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development in the Philippines, and the APC WNSP's own regional Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT).

Gender and ICT in the Philippines: A Proposed Policy Framework

The Philippine Constitution sets the framework of the State's responsibility to make the country ready to employ the potentials of ICT. It also unequivocally champions the equality between men and women in all areas of human activity.