Asia-Pacific

Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender
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">iand ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's information society.

Communication Rights Are Women's Rights

The Foundation for Media Alternative's statement in conjunction with International Women's Day, 2006, calls for four specific measures needed to recognize communication rights as women's rights.

Free/Libre/Open Source Software Asian Developers Online Survey (FLOSS-ASIA)

As in other parts of the world, open source softwarefree and open source software.">i and free software (OSS/FS) is attracting a great deal of attention in Asia, primarily from a cost perspective. Unlike Japan and the West, however, where OSS/FS is used primarily for servers, in Asia there are great expectations for OSS/FS for desktop applications as well, and different language versions of the Linux OS and office suites are being developed.

Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

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

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">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.

Malaysian gov't must review laws to free media and information

The paper outlines various discriminatory practices that have been faced from the laws on media and communications in Malaysia, as compelling reasons why the legislations must be reformed.

These include harassment on the Interneti, harassment faced by university students, problems raised by The Printing Presses and Publications Act, increasing concentration of media ownership etc.

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).

Gender and ICT in the Philippines: A Proposed Policy Framework

The Philippine Constitution sets the framework of the State's responsibility to make the country ready to employ the potentials of ICT. It also unequivocally champions the equality between men and women in all areas of human activity.

Gender Perspectives in ICT

Presented to the plenary of the 47 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2003, this paper prepared by Chat Garcia Ramilo, WNSP-Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, offers an overview of gender
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">iand ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i issues as well as the principal concerns analysed in the expert group meeting (EGM) on “Information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment
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of women”, Korea, of 2002. The paper highlights EGM outcomes and recommendations, and also emphasizes the importance of urgent gender advocacyThe American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">i in the WSIS process.

Are ICT Policies Addressing Gender Equality?

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held this Expert Group Meeting to inform ICT policy policy. Style Information: n/a">i and explore relevant issues, policies and outcomes for gender. Paper prepared by Chat Garcia Ramilo, WNSP-AP Regional Coordinator and Pi Villanueva, WNSP member at the Philippine organization WomensHub. The research focused on a comparative study of six countries' national IT and gender
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">ipolicy frameworks and the extent to which global and regional gender and ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i advocacyThe American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">i have effected local or national policy changes.

National ICT policy and gender equality, Regional perspective: Asia

Paper prepared for the Expert Group Meeting of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women focussing on the impact of ICTS and their use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women. The paper compares national policy in a range of issues including universal access, e-governance, trafficking of women, pornography, censureship, cybercrime and ICTs as a public good. The paper suggests six concrete points of intervention in gender and icts for national governments to explore.

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