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

Ursula Martin, Sonia Liff, William H. Dutton, Ann Light
Ursula Martin, Sonia Liff, William H. Dutton, Ann Light on 17 June, 2005 · Global
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engineering, science, women in science
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Interneti 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 statei of the industry in the early 21st century.
 

Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTsi for development, including e-commercei 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

Yuwei Lin
Yuwei Lin on 30 May, 2005 · Global
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Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS); Women-centred design; Women in a Know;gender inclusion; the gender digital divide; gender-biased languages in software documentariesledge-Based Society
This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal
and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for
mobile and collaborative work online), particularly
regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS
development. The paper concludes with suggestions on
how to create rules and resources and the creation of a
common FLOSS space for both genders.
 

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 womeni (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.


 

The Internet as an Organizing Tool

on 3 March, 2005 · Global
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The module explores the power of the Interneti as an organizing tool to combat violence against womeni.
 

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

Ann L. Kranz
Ann L. Kranz on 3 March, 2005
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The research report describes how and why two Midwestern domestic violence organizations in the US use Interneti 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.
 

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

Juliana Martínez and Katherine Reilly
Juliana Martínez and Katherine Reilly on 2 March, 2005
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This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policyi 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 accessi, or studies regarding their activities on the web.
 

Asia Report on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) Testing

Cheekay Cinco
Cheekay Cinco on 27 February, 2005
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Report of the Gender Evaluation Methodologyi (GEM) Testing Process in Asia participated by a diverse set of initiatives from five countries.
 

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

Gloria Bonder
Gloria Bonder on 23 February, 2005
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connectivity, education, empowerment, appropriation, statistics, development, startegics, policies, regulation
In this document is presented basic information on the expansion of ICTs in the Latin America Region, stating the major gaps. It also presents the results of some studies, and of an electronic consultation, which give evidence of the progress, obstacles and recommendations for policies and programs that strengthen gender equalityi in and through ICTs.
 

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

Jurgita Peciuriene
Jurgita Peciuriene on 22 February, 2005
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This document presents project “Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICTi & Networking” evaluationi of a feedback from women who attended courses on Computer Basics and Interneti.
 
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