Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT



Jinbonet is an organisation focussing on providing training on the Interneti and communication for NGOs, as well as engaging on communcation rights advocacyi.

ISIS International Manila

ISIS International Manila is a feminist NGO dedicated to women’s information and communication needs. ISIS International Manila focus on those advancing women’s rights, leadership and empowermenti in Asia and the Pacific.

Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center

APWINC aims at promoting women's informatization and women-related communication technologies in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on South Korea, through providing web-based ICTi trainings.

Pacific Women's Bureau

Pacific Women's Bureau is part of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). It provides technical and advisory services to the 22 island member countries of the SPC through national focal points for women and the SPC Pacific Conference for Women, held every three years.

Women, Gender & Media

When I was a trainer at a media and gender workshop in 2002, the only male participant there confessed, “Our organisation is not prioritising gender actually. We are more concerned about other issues – issues which are political”. This statement reveals much about the stand that most media institutions take on gender.

Cambodia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Chim Manavy
Chim Manavy on 4 November, 2009
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Chim Manavy examines how growth of the interneti is pushing the limits of a society's attitudes towards acceptable media images, through exploitative use of images taken for private consumption. Technology is moving across boundaries faster than the law can address. At the same time, ICTi use in general, much less awareness of how ICTs can be strategically used to combat violence against womeni, is very limited in Cambodia. While other women’s organisations and networks worldwide are already using online resources in a myriad of ways to mobilise support and share experiences, most Cambodian women are not familiar with the use of ICT.

Malaysia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Jac SM Kee and Sonia Randhawa highlight forms of VAW that have received recognition in Malaysia and provide the context of ICTi development and national policyi objectives in this paper. It is not an exhaustive assessment of the current statei of VAW, but rather aims to surface some of the interconnections between ICT issues and VAW and areas of potential opportunities for advocacyi, as well as looking at related cyber laws and areas of regulationi, particularly content regulationi, privacyi and surveillancei.

Effects of Education and ICT Use on Gender Relations in Bhutan

Chaitali Sinha
Chaitali Sinha on 13 October, 2009
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This article examines the relationships that exist between gendered access to education and the ways in which mobile phones, fixed phones, and the Interneti are perceived and used in a rural and an urban Bhutanese community. The findings, organized by levels of literacy, reveal similar patterns in ICTi perceptions and use across the two communities.

Search history: Examining pornography on the internet

Namita Malhotra examines in this paper, the discourse of pornographyi in relation to the interneti in India. She interrogates the Indian women's movements negotiation with issues around sexuality and censorshipi, as well as the various legislative, cultural, and ethical debates that intersect around this issue in recent years.

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 and ICTi. 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. It serves as both a resource for comprehensive understanding and a strategic guide for taking the necessary steps to ensure women fully participate in and benefit from information and communication technologies." Covering women's engagement with ICTs from different angles -- from policyi to education to economic empowermenti -- the book demonstrates the potential of ICTs for women's empowermenti through case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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