Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT


Toolkit on Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology

Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm
Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm on 12 June, 2005 · Global
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The purpose of the Toolkit is to promote the collection of gender disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities for national and international policyi.

Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society

Helen Hambly Odame, Nancy Hafkin, Gesa Wesseler, and Isolina Boto
Helen Hambly Odame, Nancy Hafkin, Gesa Wesseler, and Isolina Boto on 2 March, 2005 · Global
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The paper explores ICTs in relation to gender, specifically focusing on gender and ICT applications in agricultural and rural development in developing countries.

Engendering Information & Communication Technologies: Challenges & Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Development

The brochure highlights ways on how to engender ICTs and explores the World Bank's efforts to address gender issues in information technology projects.

Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT)

on 28 February, 2005
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The Women's Electroninic Networkingi Training (WENT) promotes the use of information and communication technologyi to enhance women's role and capacity in social and policyi advocacyi.

Tester Report: Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking

Jurgita Peciuriene
Jurgita Peciuriene on 22 February, 2005
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This document presents project “Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICTi & Networking” evaluationi of a feedback from women who attended courses on Computer Basics and Interneti.

Report from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women

Christina Haralanova , Maria Velichkova
Christina Haralanova , Maria Velichkova on 22 February, 2005
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The report is based on the experience from the ICTi Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs

Teaching and the use of ICT in Hungary

Eva Tót
Eva Tót on 22 February, 2005
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It provides an overview of the context for ICTi development in
Hungary, examines the initial and especially the in-service teacher training provided to facilitate teachers' use of ICT in their pedagogical practice, notes the obstacles and some
recent incentives for career and professional development in this field, and analyses governmental and non-governmental initiatives in Hungary to break down the digital dividei in the last decade, thereby encouraging greater integration of ICT in the pedagogical practices of Hungarian schools and classrooms.

Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

Sandy Thomas
Sandy Thomas on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Food security, genetic modification, tissue culture, hybridisation, indigenous knowledge, biopiracy, traditional knowledge
This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policyi and gender such as agriculture, health, traditional knowledge and biodiversity. The paper concludes by making a series of recommendations about the need for further research on critical areas.

Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

The emphasis on ICTi as a tool of economic and social empowermenti for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacyi and project work by NGOs as well as for policyi intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women’s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.


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

Sophia Huyer and Swasti Mitter
Sophia Huyer and Swasti Mitter on 15 February, 2005 · Global
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Poverty, Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals, MDG, income generation, health, gender digital divide
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 equalityi and poverty reduction, and defines the context of the knowledge society, including the digital and gender divides.
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