Strategic Use

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

The Africa Women’s Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15 provides a summarized analysis of progress, gaps and challenges identified in implementing the BPfA particularly in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). It also maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern, providing country-specific examples and some of the significant contributions that have been made by women’s civil society organizations in Africa.

Where is Women´s “J” Spot?

As the international community prepares to join the United Nation’s  49th Session of the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW), women media practitioners are asking: where is women’s “J” spot?

Commonly known as “Beijing +10,” the role of the official UN session is to evaluate what governments have done to implement the Platform for Action (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.

LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4]

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, a senior program associate in the International Women's Tribune Centre, looks at the role of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in supporting women's groups efforts to secure funding at the panel, “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to InformationAPC Internet Rights Charter">i and Communication Technologies”. This panel was organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]

Ireen Dubel, a programme manager for Gender, Women & Development in HIVOS, share HIVOS' perspective on the importance of financing ICT in the context of women's rights. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”, organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

Engendering Rural Information Systems in Indonesia

The study by the World Bank on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) for Rural Development in Indonesia: Issues and Options, aims at identifying policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to ICTs and promote rural development in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender
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, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy policy. Style Information: n/a">i, planning and implementation.

Radio Programmes: Women Talk Peace: Radio Productions on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Liberia)

This is the third section in a 3-part series of prototype radio
programs about UNSCR 1325. It contains four radio productions on women,
peace and security issues in English, Kpelle and Bassa. The radio
productions describe the impact of violent conflictinformation and communications technology. ">i on Liberian women,
as well as the impact of such conflicts on other parts of the African
region.

Radio Programmes: Women Talk Peace: Radio Productions on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 with excerpts from the 2005 Peacebuilding Cyberdialogues (Uganda)

This is the second section in a 3-part series of prototype radio
programs about UNSCR 1325. It contains three radio productions on
women, peace and security issues in Uganda. The productions decribe the
impact of violent conflicts on Ugandan women, as well as the effects of
such conflicts in other parts of Africa. 

Radio Programmes: Women Talk Peace: Radio Productions on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Philippines)

This is the first section in a 3-part series of prototype radio
programs about UNSCR 1325. It contains four radio productions on women,
peace and security issues in the Philippines which also draw parallels
to the impact of violent conflictinformation and communications technology. ">i in other parts of     Asia-Pacific.

Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

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.

ICT for Development Success Stories: Youth, Poverty and Gender

The 100-page publication highlights initiatives that are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) 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
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">iintend to provide snapshots of the learning process that accompanies the introduction and implementation of ICTs in a community development project.

Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor

The book provides case studies of the historical use of radio, and an overview of what is being done today. The authors argue that the voice of radio can work as an effective, practical and cost-efficient means of transmitting information that may impact the lives of people in communities all over the world. Chapters include:  Female Infanticide,
Bride Burning, Sutee, Women and War.

Authors' royalties will go to the following organisations: The Academy for Educational Development, Freeplay Foundation, Panos and Population Communications International (PCI).

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

The Project "Putting ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and 'Chikan'
Embroidery Workers of Lucknow" has successfully established centers in
several poor communities in the Lucknow/Kanpur area. The centers provide training in the target skill areas: computer skills, handicrafts skills, and health knowledge.

Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organisations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">i.

Women in Sync: Networking for Change: The APC WNSP’s First 8 Years (Toolkit 2)

Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organisations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">i.

All the articles in Women in Sync were written from the perspective of women who pioneered in e-mail communications in the days before the interneti boom. The articles also tell the stories of women who persevered in utilising computer networking that built connections among women across continents for women's empowermentGender and Development: Terms and Concepts ">i.

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