Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights
14-17 September 2010, Fifth Internet Governance Forum

Do women’s access to ICTs lead to empowerment? Looking at the CEEWA ICT project in rural Uganda


Much of the discourse on women and information and communication technologies (ICTs) seems to indicate that as a result of using these technologies, marginalised groups like rural women can get empowered. There is however a need to question how empowerment can happen in a situation where access is limited or even non existent.

Mommy knows best, or perhaps the church, or maybe the school? A conversation on online content regulation

Caroline and Itir: work and insights on gender and ICTs

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza (MCB): Tell us something about yourselves and your interest in information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Tools discussed: Gender and ICTs in education and communication

“The use of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is encourages and promotes different teaching and learning methods that are proving to be practical, functional, participatory and adaptable”, confirmed Vera Vieira, NGO coordinator.

Wireless networks: Neither the territory of men nor women

In July 2005, I participated in a wireless network training carried out within the WALC2005 framework in Merida, Venezuela. It was organised by EsLaRed and the University of the Andes with the support of other Latin American organisations and funding from the Institute for">i of the Americas. I attended thanks to a scholarship from The Women’s NetworkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on">i Support Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (known by its initials in Spanish as PARM LAC,).

Robots, Software and Pedagogy: How Gender Matters in Education

Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe is a professor for “Digital Media in Education” at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bremen. Her special field of research and teaching is application of Digital Media in schools as well as in university teaching, Computers and Society and Gender
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">iQuestions in Computing Sciences. Interaction and interactivity are main concepts in her research and teaching, plus the constant efforts to create interesting and provocative gender aware knowledge environments.

Gender issues at all levels – from policy formulation to implementation

Graciela Selaimen – In your experience as a consultant, what have been the major challenges for the adoption of a gender
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">iperspective in the formulation and implementation of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i policies?

Women developing FLOSS - freedom for knowlege free from prejudice

Sulamita Garcia is responsible for the LinuxChix Brasil project – one of the most successful regional chapters of LinuxChix International. She is the mantainer of a how-to in Linux, in Portuguese.

Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years of effort to change the situation?

In February 2005, Manchester Conference Centre hosted the 3rd European Symposium on Gender & ICT organised by Jive Partners and the Open University. This symposium aimed to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines and research schools that are familiar with ICT and gender studies, women's studies or feminist studies. The conference brought together representatives of research projects from international perspectives as varied as the US, Australia, Norway and Holland.

ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

This document provides an overview of the gender
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">idistribution of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender. This analysis will be expanded and deepened, particularly on broadband-related issues and impacts, which are not covered here, if extra resources become available in 2007-2008.

Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender
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">iand ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's information society.

Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in South Africa

The document is the second part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in South Africa. The report looks at how girls and women are progressing (or not) in the education system and the workplace.

The results of the research are organised under the following major categories:

  • Government structures, policies and strategies addressing gender
  • The Education system
  • Further education and training providers
  • Universities
  • The ICT workplace
  • Support systems for women in ICTs

A Manual of Possible Interventions to Improve the Situation of Women in High-Level ICTs in South Africa

The document is the third part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in South Africa. The Manual of Possible Interventions maps out six possible programmes with a breakdown of activities and possible role players to take these actions forward.

The following interventions are elaborated in the report:

Exploring Mechanisms to Stimulate the Increased Participation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: International Experiences

The document is the first part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. It describes international experiences, with particular emphasis on Finland, that provide insights for consideration in addressing South Africa's needs on on stimulating the participation of women in high-level ICTs.

The report is divided into the following chapters:
1. Introduction and Background
2. Key Words and Meanings
3. Experiences of WomenIT – Women in Industry and Technology in Finland
4. Experiences from other countries

E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective

After the formation of the separate state"government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

Source: Governance for sustainable human development: A UNDP policy document (Glossary of key terms) and Wikipedia">i of Chhattisgarh, State government"state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">i has framed a very comprehensive and ambitious IT policyi with an aim to use ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i for the benefit of all its citizens. Due to the patriarchal character of the society, however, the ability to derive equal benefits from the government schemes has been a big challenge for the Indian women.

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