Putting ICTs in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and "Chikan" Embroidery Workers of Lucknow: Project Evaluation Methodology
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.
Dafne Sabanes Plou on 2 Jun 2010
Connecting Locally, Acting Globally is the third volume of Women in Sync. Women from diverse geographies and cultures tell how their communities are defining the Internet, and how they are themselves redefined by the experience. The telling comes in different tones: some voices were are terse, some verbosevoluble, and some quietly passionate. But all are, in the end, inspiring.<br />
Networking for Change is the second volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking. It chronicles the history of the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APCWNSP) in its first 8 years of working together. In a series of articles, it examines how APCWNSP grew from a small band of women to a global network that served as an incubator of networking initiatives world-wide. It also examines emerging issues and challenges in gender and ICT policy advocacy and in the integration of new and old technologies to strengthen women's networking.
Putting Beijing Online is the first volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking drawn largely from the pioneering experiences of APCWNSP. 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 (ICTs) and violence against women (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.
This page links to two documentary films on women and ICT that were produced in the framework of UNESCO’s pilot project 'Putting ICT in the Hands of the Poor', that are now available online. They examine the information needs of poverty stricken communities in South Asia, with a special focus on gender issues.
This statement on Gender and Free/Libre & Open Source Software (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangalore 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.
Graciela Selaimen on 2 Jun 2010
GraceNet is a women's network named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptography provides inspiration and encouragement for women who work in computing and related fields. This network's mission is "to promote the contributions of women in technology and to leverage the intellectual and creative capital of women."
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and computing issues, together to explore the state of the industry in the early 21st century.
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.
Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development
This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal<br /> and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for<br /> mobile and collaborative work online), particularly<br /> regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS<br /> development. The paper concludes with suggestions on<br /> how to create rules and resources and the creation of a<br /> common FLOSS space for both genders.<br />
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 (ICTs) and violence against women (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 rights.<br /> <br /> <br />
Graciela Selaimen on 2 Jun 2010
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy rather than ICTs. Thus this research is about women's needs and concerns in the real (offline) world and how public information and ICTs can contribute to solutions rather than issues such as women having internet access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.
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 Internet and wireless communication technologies. Major findings of the study reveal a need for more awareness and technical assistance regarding safe and ethical Internet and wireless communication service delivery.