Strategic Use

Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

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Access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion - Draft agreed conclusions

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ICTs: Women, free software, copyrights,… forgotten by Mauritanian legislators and decision-makers

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ICTs and health in Uganda: benefits, challenges and contradictions

Information & communications technologies (ICTs) are continually viewed as having the potential to address several challenges in Africa including in the health sector. It however ought to be noted that the medical sector has utilised communication technologies to diagnose patients for ages. In the 1970s for instance, Thomas Bird coined the term ‘Telemedicine’ to refer to long distance health care. In this case, physicians examined patients from a distance using telecommunications technologies.

Demanding our reproductive rights on the web: A Uruguayan experience

A research study carried out in 2003 [1] estimated that around 33,000 abortions are performed annually in Uruguay, which would place the average prosecution rate at roughly 0.04%. In a country where abortion is illegal, the study added, figures like these “imply the existence of a de facto social consensus in which condemnation in norms and discourse coexist with a social practice of tolerance.

Women’s networks for effective communication

Argentine Patagonia’s semi-desert geography, cold climate, strong winds and scant population have not broken the will of women’s groups and organisations ready to work for their rights and to use the communication media at their disposal to connect to each other and to share their initiatives with the community. In a region where the great distances between population centres could mean isolation, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and space on the numerous FM community radios which have cropped up in the region over

Tools for Communication Rights in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country that occupies an almost invisible point in global mediascapes. According to the recently launched “Baseline Study on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information in Malaysia”, the problem is located both in the strongly restrictive legislations, as well as the passivity that they engender: 

“The vast majority of

Reclaiming women’s space at the peace table : the Peacebuilding Cyberdialogue as a model of using ICTs for peacebuilding

Mo is from Burma. She and her husband fled the country in 1989 to escape persecution by the military junta. She left behind her parents who were then too old and weak

OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) has embraced information communication technologies (ICTs) as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Zambia’s First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa and Vice Chairperson of OAFLA said in an interview that she had sourced over 3000 computers for OAFLA from the Prince of Wales Foundation, which would be distributed to all OAFLA member countries using the Standard Chartered Bank.

Latin american women take on the internet

The unprecedented potential the human race has developed for universal access and exchange of information and knowledge, if appropriately channeled, could contribute to more equitable development as well as to furthering mutual understanding between nations, cultures, religions. This in turn could assist in building consensus on planetary goals and promoting world peace.

Connection G – rural women get out of the crops to face the screen

They come from rural areas of the poorest region in Brazil. Until a few months ago, their routine was to wake up before the sun rises, work in the crops, cut sugar cane and work at home at night in household chores. Now, they have a new activity to dedicate themselves: to learn to use a computer and navigate in the Internet. And to speak up.

ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa

The African regional preparatory conference for WSIS called on people to give more concern and a voice to the rural community of Africa

Garba’s presentation show cased Africa as one of the most important yet challenging areas of work for advancing gender equality in using ICTs for poverty reduction. As formal or legislated discrimination against women falls away, the key challenge confronting Africa was how to change mindsets hardened by centuries of socialisation and cemented by custom, culture and religion.

Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?

During the past decade, the women’s and feminist movement has been very active in the use of electronic communications and Internet tools. Women have been able to take advantage quite soon of ICTs for networking for their rights, raising awareness for the issues that concerned them, lobbying authorities and planning actions for women’s empowerment and social change.

Tele-Health set to boost maternal care

Collins Chinyama, an information technologist at the Central Board of Health, describes the concept of tele-medicine as a multimedia system — using voice, video and data — to deliver medical services remotely. “People may phone their doctors and prescriptions are done either by telephone or fax,” he says.

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