Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT


Comments on WSIS Documents

on 21 February, 2005 · Global
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e-Democracy, Communication Rights, Universal Access, Poverty Alleviation, Education, Strategic Use, Language and Cultural Diversity
The paper outlines APCWNSP's comments on the Draft declaration of Principles (Document WSIS/PCIP/DT/1-E) of the WSIS. It emphasises the need to adopt the principle of gender-mainstreamingi throughout all aspects of the WSIS Declaration and Action Plan.

Women and Internet: Croatian Perspective

Kristina Mihalec and Nevenka Sudar
Kristina Mihalec and Nevenka Sudar on 19 February, 2005
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Book links ICTi theory and analysis with everyday lives and realities of women in Croatia and Eastern Europe.

Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

Sandy Thomas
Sandy Thomas on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Food security, genetic modification, tissue culture, hybridisation, indigenous knowledge, biopiracy, traditional knowledge
This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policyi and gender such as agriculture, health, traditional knowledge and biodiversity. The paper concludes by making a series of recommendations about the need for further research on critical areas.

The New ICTs: Age, Gender and the Family

Malcolm Brynin, Yoel Raban, Tal Soffer
Malcolm Brynin, Yoel Raban, Tal Soffer on 15 February, 2005
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This report is about ICTi behaviour in the context of relationships of age, of gender, and the relationships expressed in types of family.

e-Living: Life in a Digital Europe (IST-2000-25409)

Di Holm
Di Holm on 15 February, 2005
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Final e-Living project report. The material in this report examines the use of ICTs by age, gender, educational and working groups.

Globalisation and ICT: Employment Opportunities for Women

Swasti Mitter
Swasti Mitter on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Business to Business Commerce, B2B, Business to Consumers, B2C, E-commerce, Women Entrepreneurs, Home-based business, Micro-finance, Call Center, Teleworking, Tele-working
In view of international focus on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, and the close connection of gender equalityi to achieving these Goals, the paper addresses women’s use of ICTs in the six areas identified in the MDG as critical to achieving poverty reduction, as well as the potential use of ICTs to promote gender equality in poverty reduction strategies. It analyses the potential for women’s economic empowermenti, as well as employment and income-generating trends ushered in by the digital economy.

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.