Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

30 May 2005
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This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal<br /> and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for<br /> mobile and collaborative work online), particularly<br /> regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS<br /> development. The paper concludes with suggestions on<br /> how to create rules and resources and the creation of a<br /> common FLOSS space for both genders.<br />

The consequences of the sex industry in the European Union (draft report)

7 May 2005
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This European Parliament draft report to the vast expansion of the sex industry world wide; it highlights the sex industry's use of all types of information communication systems and emphasises link between the sex industry pornography and trafficking in women, prostitution and other violations women's human rights. The report calls for specific measures, such adoption of national ethical codes advertisement and the adoption European directive on gender equality the field of the media, advertising education. Unfortunately, the opposition this report was so strong that the European Parliament plenary did not adopt it.

Internet Governance Priorities for Asia Pacific: Summary Analysis of a Regional Survey

16 April 2005
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UNDP-APDIP conducted a regional survey on Internet governance is part of its efforts to carry out an Open Regional Dialogue on Internet Governance (ORDIG) in order to make Internet governance more inclusive, development-oriented and responsive to the specific needs of stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 1200 participants from all stakeholder groups of over 30 countries in the region took the survey on Internet governance priorities for the Asia-Pacific. This summary analysis of the survey shows the Internet governance priorities of the region.

Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW)

16 April 2005
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This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analysis on these different areas. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rights.<br /> <br /> <br />

The Infrastructure of Democracy: Strengthening the Open Internet for a Safer World

11 March 2005
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This document was drafted by participants in the Madrid Conference on Terrorism, Democracy and Security, held in March, 2005.

New reproductive technologies, ethics and gender: the legislative process in Brazil

8 March 2005
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This article presents an analysis of the conduct of the Brazilian legislative process regarding new reproductive technologies. The main counter point is the debate that took place in the United Kingdom, in particular with the publication of the Warnock Report and the suggestions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Resolution submitted by women’s media and information and communication organizations attending the 49th session of the UN CSW (Draft)

7 March 2005
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Resolution submitted by women’s media and information and communication organizations attending the 49th session of the UN CSW and the 10-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action

Beijing Betrayed: Women Worldwide Report that Governments Have Failed (Executive Summary)

6 March 2005
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This is a summary of the Beijing Betrayed report, which assesses governments’ progress in implementing the commitments made at the Beijing Conference.

Women Empowerment Through Information Technology

27 July 2004
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This book attempts to demonstrate that ICT technologies are powerful tools for women to use to overcome discrimination, to achieve full equality and well-being, and to participate in decisions that impact the quality of their lives and the future of their communities. It is written for policy makers and development leaders to use as a reference tool to help to help mainstream gender issues in areas of technology development.

Internet Filter Effectiveness: Testing Over and Underinclusive Blocking Decisions of Four Popular Filters

3 March 2005
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The paper assesses the effectiveness of popular filtering programs: CYBERsitter, CyberPatrol, NetNanny, and SurfWatch. The findings of the study suggest that current support for filtering software should be reconsidered. <br />