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

16 April 2005
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 />

Gender and Information Communication Technology: Towards an Analytical Framework

3 March 2005
This paper presents a range of perspectives on gender and information and communication technology (ICT) drawn from a review of the literature

Cyberdemocracy: a condition, not an outcome

3 March 2005
The lecture presents some potentials that the Internet offers for democracy, development and women’s empowerment; followed by barriers and limitations.

The Internet as an Organizing Tool

3 March 2005
The module explores the power of the Internet as an organizing tool to combat violence against women.