Feminist reflection on internet policies

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Women, science and technology: Measuring recent progress towards gender equality

August Götzfried
August Götzfried on 12 February, 2005
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Latest Eurostat data show that although women are still significantly under-represented in scientific and engineering disciplines, the numbers of female graduates in these fields have increased over the last few years. The new figures on “Women, science and technology: Measuring recent progress towards gender equalityi" provide continuing evidence of a narrowing of the gender gapi for graduates in “hard sciences”, especially in technologies and engineering.

Communications, Education and Employment for Women through Information Technology (CEEWIT)

on 12 February, 2005
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The site of Communications, Education and Employment features methodology and teaching material for the training of women in rural areas in the use of IT technology and the Interneti and to run test courses.

Eurobarometer Survey "Europeans, Science and Technology"

on 12 February, 2005
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The Eurobarometer survey offers an insight into how European citizens view science and technology.

The eLearning Action Plan: Designing tomorrow’s education

on 12 February, 2005
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eLearning is one of the main topics in the action plan eEurope 2005. All aims of this action plan should be achieved by the end of 2004. The eLearning initiative seeks to mobilise all actors to speed up changes in the education and training systems for EU's move to a knowledge-based society.

Crisis and Need: Information and Communication Technology in Development Initiatives Runs through a Paradox

Ahmed Swapan Mahmud
Ahmed Swapan Mahmud on 11 February, 2005 · Global
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global macro ICT policy, digital divide, rural-urban divide
The paper calls for a shift in national and global policies in order to respond to the growing digital dividei within countries and among developed and developing countries.

Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs

Lee Waldorf with research by Shelley Inglis
Lee Waldorf with research by Shelley Inglis on 11 February, 2005 · Global
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women's health, eradication of poverty, eradication of hunger, universal primary education, environment sustainability
The publication points out that CEDAWi, Beijing and the MDGs are mutually supporting processes and proposes ways on how to enhance the synergy among these processes to achieve gender equalityi.

Gender ICT: Issues, Implications & Opportunities (Summary of Online Discussions)

The document presents a summary of the discussions. Specific themes include access to ICTs and their use; Information, technology and women empowermenti; and Women's campaigns, networks, resources and repositories on ICT.

Who pays for the Information Society: Challenges and Issues on financing the Information Society

The book is an in-depth look at the issues surrounding financial mechanisms to achieve universal accessi. While the book does not focus on gender, specifically, it contributes to the knowledge base necessary for effective advocacyi in ICT policyi processes.

Action Items for Gender Equality in the Information Society

The document outlines concrete recommendations for actions in a myriad of areas to address problems of gender equityi in ICTs, ranging from basic access issues to decision making power and presence.


The "Seven Musts": Priority Issues for Gender Equality in the WSIS Process

on 11 February, 2005 · Global
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This document outlines fundamental principles that the WSIS process should embrace in its reflections on information societies.