e-governance

Doing IT on Paper

Reba Shahid on 2 Jun 2010
This article examines the discrepancy between Pakistan's national IT policy and the reality of access and use on the ground. It argues a case for the revision of this policy by taking into existing account socio-cultural inequalities.

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

Dafne Sabanes Plou on 2 Jun 2010
"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTs in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “Networking for Change and Empowerment: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, 2005. This article relates the outcomes and recommendations that resulted from this event.

Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.

E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective

Anupama Saxena on 2 Jun 2010
The paper explores to what extent the women in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh have been able to access and to use e-governance initiatives, as compared their male counterparts, and how far these e-governance initiatives been able to address and include the needs of women.

Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The emphasis on ICT as a tool of economic and social empowerment for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacy and project work by NGOs as well as for policy intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women&#8217;s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.<br /> <br />

ICT policy: a beginner&#8217;s handbook

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The book outlines issues and processes involved in ICT policymaking and advocacy. It looks at specific issues in policy and regulation including gender and ICTs.
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