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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. Despite the fact that the PFA contemplates Section “J” in Chapter 3, about Women and Media, the issue is hardly found in the provisional agenda for the evaluationi process.
 

Effects of Education and ICT Use on Gender Relations in Bhutan

Chaitali Sinha
Chaitali Sinha on 13 October, 2009
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This article examines the relationships that exist between gendered access to education and the ways in which mobile phones, fixed phones, and the Interneti are perceived and used in a rural and an urban Bhutanese community. The findings, organized by levels of literacy, reveal similar patterns in ICTi perceptions and use across the two communities.
 

Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming ICT to end violence against women

Take Back The Tech!i is a yearly 16-day campaign that aims to engage greater participation by all civil society, especially grrls and women ICTi-users, to think about the issue of violence against womeni and ICT in diverse contexts and realities. By calling for all users to reclaim control over technology, the campaign is asking for the right to define, access, use and shape ICTs for its potential to transform power relations, towards a vision and reality of equality.

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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
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza on 11 March, 2008 · Global
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, a senior program associate in the International Women's Tribune Centre, looks at the role of ICTs 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 Informationi 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
Ireen Dubel on 11 March, 2008 · Global
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Ireen Dubel, a programme manager for Gender, Women & Development in HIVOS, share HIVOS' perspective on the importance of financing ICTi in the context of women's rightsi. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Informationi 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

Chat Garcia Ramilo, Sonia Jorge, and Wati Hermawati
Chat Garcia Ramilo, Sonia Jorge, and Wati Hermawati on 11 July, 2007
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The study 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 specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysisi, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policyi, planning and implementation.
 

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

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC)
International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) on 16 December, 2006
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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 conflict 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)

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC)
International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) on 16 December, 2006
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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)

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC)
International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) on 16 December, 2006
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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 conflict in other parts of     Asia-Pacific.
 

Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

World Bank Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit
World Bank Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit on 8 December, 2006
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telecommunication, poverty, gender divide, connectivity, infrastructure, rural poor, community access center, telecenter, livelihood, agriculture, SME
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central governmenti 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 informationi and communication technologies (ICTi) 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 analysisi, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policyi, planning and implementation.
 
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