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.

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.

Gender Perspectives in ICT

Presented to the plenary of the 47 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2003, this paper prepared by Chat Garcia Ramilo, WNSP-Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, offers an overview of gender and ICT issues as well as the principal concerns analysed in the expert group meeting (EGM) on “Information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women”, Korea, of 2002. The paper highlights EGM outcomes and recommendations, and also emphasizes the importance of urgent gender advocacy in the WSIS process.

Are ICT Policies Addressing Gender Equality?

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held this Expert Group Meeting to inform ICT policy and explore relevant issues, policies and outcomes for gender. Paper prepared by Chat Garcia Ramilo, WNSP-AP Regional Coordinator and Pi Villanueva, WNSP member at the Philippine organization WomensHub. The research focused on a comparative study of six countries' national IT and gender policy frameworks and the extent to which global and regional gender and ICT advocacy have effected local or national policy changes.

National ICT policy and gender equality, Regional perspective: Asia

Paper prepared for the Expert Group Meeting of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women focussing on the impact of ICTS and their use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women. The paper compares national policy in a range of issues including universal access, e-governance, trafficking of women, pornography, censureship, cybercrime and ICTs as a public good. The paper suggests six concrete points of intervention in gender and icts for national governments to explore.

From access to appropriation: Women and ICT policies in Latin American and the Caribbean

In the current phase of development of the so called 'Information Society', we must clearly differentiate the potentialities (informative, educational, cultural, political, economic, etc.) offered by the new technologies, from their manifestations and actual impact on the various contexts and social groups.

This type of analysis is still at a beginning stage in the LAC Region. Therefore, the understanding of the role currently played by these technologies in our societies is