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  • During the past decade, the women’s and feminist movement has been very active in the use of electronic communications and Internet tools. Women have been able to take advantage quite soon of ICTs for networking for their rights, raising awareness for the issues that concerned them, lobbying authorities and planning actions for women’s empowerment and social change.

  • Collins Chinyama, an information technologist at the Central Board of Health, describes the concept of tele-medicine as a multimedia system — using voice, video and data — to deliver medical services remotely. “People may phone their doctors and prescriptions are done either by telephone or fax,” he says.

  • The African regional preparatory conference for WSIS called on people to give more concern and a voice to the rural community of Africa

    Garba’s presentation show cased Africa as one of the most important yet challenging areas of work for advancing gender equality in using ICTs for poverty reduction. As formal or legislated discrimination against women falls away, the key challenge confronting Africa was how to change mindsets hardened by centuries of socialisation and cemented by custom, culture and religion.

  • They come from rural areas of the poorest region in Brazil. Until a few months ago, their routine was to wake up before the sun rises, work in the crops, cut sugar cane and work at home at night in household chores. Now, they have a new activity to dedicate themselves: to learn to use a computer and navigate in the Internet. And to speak up.

  • 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.
  • The unprecedented potential the human race has developed for universal access and exchange of information and knowledge, if appropriately channeled, could contribute to more equitable development as well as to furthering mutual understanding between nations, cultures, religions. This in turn could assist in building consensus on planetary goals and promoting world peace.

  • 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.
  • Immediately after the World Social Forum, the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference (one of the Preparatory Conferences for the World Summit on the Information SocietySource: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">i) was held in Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from the 29th to the 31st of January, 2003.

  • APC WNSP launched their new gender and ICT policy monitor portal www.genderIT.org the portal aims to build awareness about ICT policy from the point of view of women's critical concerns, such as violence against women or economic empowerment. The monitor is meant to be a tool for women’s organisations and movements to ensure that ICT policy meets their needs and does not infringe on their rights. GenderIT.org is the result of months of research, classification, interpretation and monitoring of ICT policies, which affect women around the world
  • Geeta Sharma, the programme manager of OneWorld South Asia, the NGO responsible for bringing the women to Geneva, is aptly placed as their advocate. No stranger to the diplomatic procedures of international conferences given her remit as programme manager for OneWorld South Asia - a network of organisations promoting sustainable development and human rights - Geeta gives the spotlight to the grass roots women themselves.