Gender Issues at the World Summit on the Information Society

12 June 2005
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The paper describes and assess the efforts to secure inclusion of gender issues at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva.

Media and Gender Monitor

12 June 2005
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Media and Gender Monitor is a bi-annual publication from the WACC Women's Programme addressing a wide range of gender and communication issues.

The Global Media Monitoring Project 2005

12 June 2005
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The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 2005 is a grassroots media monitoring, research and advocacy project which aims to promote the fair and balanced representation of women and men in news media worldwide.

Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

10 June 2005
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Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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).