Cultural Diversity and Language

A is for Agency

It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos.

It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more targeted filming and documentation. In its first phase, EROTICS generated a unique body of knowledge about the negotiations and navigations of internet regulation around sexuality content in five different countries. The case studies looked at usage, access, activism, identity and other fascinating components that highlight our relationship with cyberspace as sexual rights activists. As we move into the next phase, EROTICS II, the team is hoping to build on the learning to advance global mechanisms of support that amplify that work that different groups and networks are taking on locally.

Baseline study: Violence against women and gender based harassment in context of ICT penetration in Pakistan

This report is intended to provide insight into the use of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i tools as a means of women empowerment
Source: Wieringa, 1994

">i, aiming to dissect their use in facilitating women in realising leadership roles in society. The report is meant primarily to tackle the issues of ‘Violence against women’ (VAW) and ‘Gender based cyber harassment’ in Pakistan, and to address these issues by holding a discourse on the use of ICTs as tools for the betterment of this condition – by enabling and positioning women in roles where they can proactively work towards such a goal themselves.

Copyright? Copyleft? Why does it matter? An interview with Heather Ford

Copyright

The digitization of information generation and distribution has renewed the debate on copyright laws.

Challenges of communal copyright: Traditional and indigenous knowledge

Content, Contingencies and Conflict on the Internet

Rebellion at the farm

An African legend tells the story of a mouse that lived in a house in the country. One day, from the door of his cave, he was able to see how the house’s owner prepared a trap to catch him, and stowed it in a basket. The little one went into a panic and ran outside in search of help. He found some chickens pecking in the granary and begged them to help him. They told him not to bother them with mice problems. The rodent went a bit

GenderIT en español: A brand new portal catalyses women’s voices in political sphere

Like it's English-language sister-site, www.genderit.org/esp pools resources regarding ICT policy from key areas of interest to women, such as violence against women, economic empowerment, decision-making and education. It features articles, resources, policy analysis, interviews, events and a who's who in the gender and ICT field.

Africa Grassroot Caucus prioritise the WSIS and MDGs as part of development

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">i(WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as part of development. This was the outcome of the second Grassroots Caucus Regional Consultation that took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 26-28 July 2005.

Where is women´s “J” spot?

Commonly known as “Beijing +10,” the role of the official UN session is to evaluate what governments have done to implement the PFA of the Fourth World Conference on Women 10 years ago in Beijing, China. The review and appraisal process will take place from February 28 to March 11, 2005 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Gender dimensions of intellectual property and traditional medical knowledge

This paper examines the discussion on intellectual property

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Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor

The book provides case studies of the historical use of radio, and an overview of what is being done today. The authors argue that the voice of radio can work as an effective, practical and cost-efficient means of transmitting information that may impact the lives of people in communities all over the world. Chapters include:  Female Infanticide,
Bride Burning, Sutee, Women and War.

Authors' royalties will go to the following organisations: The Academy for Educational Development, Freeplay Foundation, Panos and Population Communications International (PCI).

Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organisations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">i.

MEDIA BRIEF: Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies and Violence Against Women

This brief is a condensed version of the issue paper with the same title written by Jac sm Kee for APC WNSP. The paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) and violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i (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.

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

This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) and violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i (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 rightsi.

Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

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Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunities

The paper is based on the premise that any strategies to increase the participation of women in the information economy will increase national IT capacity, reduce poverty, and help to raise the national standard of living. It summarises international discourse on the connections between gender equality
Source:DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Guidelines for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-Operation, Development Co-operation Guidelines Series, OECD, 1998.

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