The International Sex Trade and the Internet: Partners in Crime

3 March 2005
The module explores the symbiotic relationship between the Internet and the international sex industry, the laws and regulations relating to it, and the ways how groups and communities have been using technology to combat trafficking and explore options for and objections to regulating the Web's content.

Making Women's Place Explicit: Pornography, Violence, and the Internet

3 March 2005
The module examines the creation, consumption, and content of Internet pornography in order to understand the Internet's role in the perpetuation of violence against women.

Building Gender Considerations Into ICT Evaluation Work

3 March 2005
This paper introduces shares some experiences and lessons learned applying the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Audit Framework, an evaluation tool to learn more about the role and impact of ICTs on development projects.

Gender Harassment on the Internet

3 March 2005
The paper examines the nature and types of gender harassment occurring on the net, and whether online gender harassment rises to the level of an actionable claim.

Sample Policies

3 March 2005
The page contains examples of policies that may be adopted by websites and website administrators. Samples range in level of restraint and severity.

Cyberstalking Laws

3 March 2005
The page consists of links to current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, as well as those states that do not have laws yet and related laws from other countries.

Changing Practice: How Domestic Violence Advocates Use Internet and Wireless Communication Technologies

3 March 2005
The research report describes how and why two Midwestern domestic violence organizations in the US use Internet and wireless communication technologies. Major findings of the study reveal a need for more awareness and technical assistance regarding safe and ethical Internet and wireless communication service delivery.

Looking behind the internet: Empowering Women for Public Policy Advocacy in Central America

2 March 2005
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy rather than ICTs. Thus this research is about women's needs and concerns in the real (offline) world and how public information and ICTs can contribute to solutions rather than issues such as women having internet access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.

Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation’s Youth

2 March 2005
The national survey reveals that large numbers of young people are encountering sexual solicitations they did not want, sexual material they did not seek, and people who threatened and harassed them in a variety of ways. It also shows how families and young people are addressing matters of danger and protection on the Internet, and puts forward several recommendations on how to address this problem on a larger context.

Missing: Information About Women’s Lives

2 March 2005
The paper highlights four key areas that affect women and girls where priorities have changed, funding has been cut, research findings distorted, important social differences masked, and critical committees and programs dismantled. <br />