Feminist reflection on internet policies

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HIV/AIDS and mobile technology: sms saving lives in Africa

By Rochelle Jones
By Rochelle Jones on 4 March, 2005
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Two new mobile technology programs in South Africa and Kenya are helping HIV/AIDS sufferers and their carers cope with the challenges.

OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

By Brenda Zulu
By Brenda Zulu on 23 June, 2005
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The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) seeks to place women’s health issues on national and regional development agendas. They have embraced ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

ICTs for Grassroots: Women from South Asia

Like bright flowers in a grey space, the grassroots women of India livened up February’s Prepcom proceedings and it wasn’t just their stylish saris that did the trick. Undaunted by the suits and officialdom of Geneva’s UN machinery, these Indian representatives vigorously demonstrated the value of ICTs in their working lives and made a cogent case for finances to build more equitable ICT infrastructures in developing countries like India. Over chappatis and chi, they shared their stories with Maud Hand for APCNews.

Latin american women take on the internet

"Information technology obviously will not solve the world's problems. But wisely deployed and developed, it has proven to be a powerful tool for advancing social causes. One of the social groups that has been most dynamic in using this technology innovatively for social progress, is the women's movement; and in many aspects, the South has exerted leadership in this process."

Connection G – rural women get out of the crops to face the screen

Graciela Selaimen
Graciela Selaimen on 28 October, 2004
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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.

ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa


Information communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) have broken sharia compliances as the women farmers in Nigeria learned how to make their own video films and also take still pictures. However african women continue to face tough challenges in their battle to get their voices and concerns heard in development matters, as revealed a case study of women farmers of Kano in Nigeria presented by Salamatu Garba, National Coordinator for Women Farmers Advanced Network (WOFAN), as the part of Workshop on ICTs and Poverty Reduction during African regional preparatory conference for the World Summit on Information Society knowledge-based society. Style Information: n/a


Tele-Health set to boost maternal care

Brenda Zulu
Brenda Zulu on 15 September, 2004
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Delivering care to pregnant women and newborns in Lusaka is on the verge of becoming easier and more efficient, thanks to the advent of Tele-health — which is simply the use of information technology to deliver health services and information from one location to another.

Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?


"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “NetworkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">i for Change and Empowerment
Source: Wieringa, 1994

">i: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, 2005. This article relates the outcomes and recommendations that resulted from this event.

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - Report of the Secretary-General

The UN Secretary-General's report (E/CN.6/2010/2) in preparation for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women who undertook the 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BpfA), including the section J – Women and Media. Media and ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i are mentioned throughout the Report as important tools for awareness raising and information dissemination, for example, under the sections covering 'Education and training', 'Women and health', 'Violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i', 'Human rightsi of women' and 'The girl child'.

The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) on 15 March, 2010 · Africa
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A regional analysis on the status of women 15 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The report maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). For example, the report argues ,that the ICTs have changed the traditional modes of communication and the old concept of gate keeping of information by a few. The Report was published by the Africa NGO Task Force on Beijing +15.
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