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Gender Assessments and Research

Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in South Africa

By Tina James (ed.), Ronel Smith, Joan Roodt, Natasha Primo, Nina Evans

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

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

By Tina James, Eija Leinonen, Ronel Smith, Marja-Leena Haataja

The document is the third part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs 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.

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

By Marja-Leena Haataja, Eija Leinonen, Marjo Riitta Tervonen

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.

Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

By World Bank Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit Indonesia

The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysis, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy, planning and implementation.

Women and Media: International Perspectives

By Edited by: Karen Ross and Carolyn M. Byerly

<em><br /> Women and Media: International Perspectives</em> brings together eight international scholars to explore key issues of the gender-media relation, from an analysis of news media's coverage of women politicians, to the<br /> marketing of 'girl power', to strategizing for equality in newsrooms.

Supporting Women's ICT-Based Enterprises: A Handbook for Agencies in Development

By Richard Duncombe, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Shoba Arun

The Handbook was designed for two purposes: (1) to help government and NGO officials to plan, initiate, evaluate and improve ICT-based enterprise projects for women; and (2) for facilitated use by groups of poor women themselves who want to start up, manage and improve ICT-based enterprises.

Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers

By ed. Andrew Clegg Africa

<br /> The module aims to address the inherent gender disparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa. <br /> <br /><br />Social and economic development of a country is closely linked to the educational level of its female population. The under-representation and under-achievement of girls in science and technology subjects can be seen as a serious inefficiency in educational systems in countries whose development depends crucially on the generation of human technological capacity. This is the case in most African countries. If only more girls could be persuaded to take up science and technology subjects in schools, and could be persuaded to do better in them, the countries, so the argument goes, would have the benefit of an increased technological output with few extra inputs.

Statements

Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006

Women participants at the first Internet Governance Meeting (IGF) came together and issued a statement to articulate the necessity of integrating gender in this forum for policy discussions around internet governance.

Case Studies

ICT for Development Success Stories: Youth, Poverty and Gender

By The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)

The 100-page publication highlights initiatives that are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to make a real and meaningful difference in communities around the world, no matter how disadvantaged or isolated they may be. These stories on Youth, Poverty and Gender intend to provide snapshots of the learning process that accompanies the introduction and implementation of ICTs in a community development project.

Reports

Putting ICTs in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and "Chikan" Embroidery Workers of Lucknow: Project Evaluation Methodology

By Janice Brodman India

This report document is based on a field trip by Dr. Janice Brodman, which aimed to help Datamation Foundation (DF) ensure that their evaluation instruments provide information/data needed to measure project achievements against objectives, and also introduced the infoDev Framework to the DF evaluation team.