Action Items for Gender Equality in the Information Society

Prepared by the NGO Gender
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">iStrategies Working Group providing concrete recommendations for actions in a myriad of areas to address problems of gender equitygender equality.">i in ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is, ranging from basic access issues to decision making power and presence.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Gender Equality

E-discussion examined the four areas:

1. Examining the availability of useful content for women in developing countries, and analysis of the ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i needs of different categories of women (rural, urban, illiterate, entrepreneur, civil servant, homemaker etc.).

2. Identifying common threads in existing capacity building initiatives.

3. Customizing training packages intended for audiences in industrialized countries to meet the needs of women in developing countries. The role of the World Bank Group and other institutions.

Gender Issues in ICT policy in developing countries: an overview

Paper published by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) and prepared by Nancy Hafkin for the Expert Group Meeting on "Information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women” which took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in november of 2002. Hafkin asserts that gender advocates should undertake self-education in gender analysis of ICTs and become actively involved in national and global ICT policymaking.

Overcoming the gender digital divide: understanding ICTs and their potential for the empowerment of women

The document is a synthesis of the results of the Virtual Seminar Series on gender and ICT. One of the specific recommendations made was to get more women in strategic positions within policymaking and regulatory bodies, and to strengthen the knowledge base for advocacy and policy lobbying.

Some thoughts on gender and telecommunications/ICT statistics and indicators

The paper emphasises the importance of gender
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">idisaggregated statistics and indicators in informing national and global ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i policies. Specifically, areas such as access and usage, content, employment, education, ICT telecommunication and policyi, representation in decision-making, and differential impact of ICTs for women and men, need to be prioritised.

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Gender

The paper is a survey and brief analysis of various research studies and publications done on gender and">i between 1998 and 2001. The author identifies women’s lack of participation in ICT policy policy. Style Information: n/a">imaking and production as one of the key issues to consider in bridging the gender
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[PowerPoint presentation, October 2000]


ICT in Education: e-Primers for the Information Economy, Society and Polity

The e-primer, intended to help policyimakers define a framework for the appropriate and effective use of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in educational systems, asserts that effective integration of ICTs into the educational system is a complex and multi-faceted process that involves not just technology, but also curriculum, pedagogy, institutional readiness, teacher competencies, and long-term financing.

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