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Women in Sync: Putting Beijing Online (Toolkit 1)

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.

Putting Beijing Online is the first volume of Women in Sync. It documents the reflections of the women (and some men) who worked onsite in Huairou and Beijing and offsite from all over the globe during the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women (UNWCW).

MEDIA BRIEF: Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies and Violence Against Women

This brief is a condensed version of the issue paper with the same title written by Jac sm Kee for APC WNSP. The paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) and violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analysis on these different areas.

Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

This state"government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

Source: Governance for sustainable human development: A UNDP policy document (Glossary of key terms) and Wikipedia">iment on Gender
Moser 1993:230, from Navigating Gender

">iand Free/Libre & Open Source Softwarefree and open source software.">i (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangialore on 28th January - 4th February, 2005. The Statement looks at gender in the context of the camp, with an aim to inform planning of similar F/LOSS workshops in the future.

Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Female scientists and social scientists from eleven countries, and representing many of the key professional bodies in computing in the world, came together in June 2004 at the Oxford Internet Institute to review the position of women internationally in the computing professions in an all-day forum entitled “Women in Computing Professions: Will the Internet Make a Difference?”. Countries represented were Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

The FLOSS development is responding to the ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i development in various ways. This essay describes and

analyses challenges (societal and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for mobile and collaborative

work online), particularly regarding gender
Moser 1993:230, from Navigating Gender

">iissues, encountered in the recent FLOSS development. The focus of

the essay is not only on the claims made by women in the existed FLOSS community about the tensions

between male and female developers' interests and ways of doings , but also on the current obstacles against

Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW)

This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) and violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analysis on these different areas. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rightsi.

Looking behind the internet: Empowering Women for Public Policy Advocacy in Central America

The authors have found that information and communications technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is) in Central American public institutions and policies are not focused on promoting gender equitygender equality.">i or on increasing opportunities for women. Instead, "e-governmenti" initiatives focus primarily on modernising government administration and service provision, and promoting e-commerce

">i. Research in Costa Rica and Nicaragua shows that the dominant approach to gender and ICTsGenderIT.org">i mirrors the approach to e-government in which women are viewed as individual recipients and users rather than organised actors

Changing Practice: How Domestic Violence Advocates Use Internet and Wireless Communication Technologies

The research report describes how and why two Midwestern domestic violence organizations in the US use Interneti and wireless communication technologies. The report describes the organizations' technology usage and their understanding of the implications of their organizational practices. Major findings of the study reveal a need for more awareness and technical assistance regarding safe and ethical Internet and wireless communication service delivery.

Asia Report on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) Testing

The Gender Evaluation MethodologyAPC Annual Report 2006 ">i (GEM) Testing Process in Asia was participated in by a diverse set of initiatives from a variety of countries. Partners include Mothers4Mothers in Malaysia, Community Communications Online (c2o) in Australia, Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka, InfoCon in Mongolia, the Philippine Council APC">ifor Health Research and Development in the Philippines, and the APC WNSP's own regional Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT).

From access to appropriation: Women and ICT policies in Latin American and the Caribbean

In the current phase of development of the so called 'Information Society', we must clearly differentiate the potentialities (informative, educational, cultural, political, economic, etc.) offered by the new technologies, from their manifestations and actual impact on the various contexts and social groups.

This type of analysis is still at a beginning stage in the LAC Region. Therefore, the understanding of the role currently played by these technologies in our societies is

Report from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women

This report is based on the experience from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs, which took place from July 31st to August 2nd, 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. This report icludes:

  • Aim and Goal of the training
  • Acheived results
  • Main challenges and conlusions

    The ICT Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs took place on July 31st - August 2nd, 2004 in a computer room in Sofia, Bulgaria. There were 11 participants, 7 of which took part in a WiTT training for the first time. Most of them were women from Sofia, only two of them were activists from the Red Cross in Plovdiv.

  • Tester Report: Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking

    Overall goal of the project “Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking” evaluation was to get feedback from women who attended courses on Computer Basics and Internet and to evaluate did it had any impact not only on their knowledge but also on their lives. Also evaluation was seeking to evaluate was the course easy to understand for them and if no, how the it could be improved.

    Globalisation and ICT: Employment Opportunities for Women

    In view of international focus on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, and the close connection of gender equality
    Source:DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Guidelines for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-Operation, Development Co-operation Guidelines Series, OECD, 1998.

    ">i to achieving these Goals, the paper addresses women’s use of ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in the six areas identified in the MDG as critical to achieving poverty reduction, as well as the potential use of ICTs to promote gender
    Moser 1993:230, from Navigating Gender

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    equality in poverty reduction strategies. It analyses the potential for women’s economic empowerment
    Source: Wieringa, 1994

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    , as well as employment and income-generating trends ushered in by the digital economy.

    Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

    The emphasis on ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i as a tool of economic and social empowerment
    Source: Wieringa, 1994

    ">i for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacyThe American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">i and project work by NGOs as well as for policyi intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women’s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.

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