Internet regulations can benefit from cross-sectoral conversations, says Marina Maria at the Human Rights Council

Kateřina Fialová on 8 Jun 2011
Marina Maria, a member of the Brazil EroTICs research team, was one of the panellists of the 'Internet rights are human rights' event co-organized by the APC with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva on June 3. Due to time limitations, she was not able to present her paper in full at the event. GenderIT.org is publishing her complete presentation in which she provides interesting insights in recent policy debates on internet regulation in Brazil and how human right framework's was brought back to the debate thanks to the intervention of local activists.

Gender Evaluation Methodology: Helping assess the gender impact of development work

Sonia Randhawa on 15 Feb 2011
“How exactly GEM can influence the discourse at the CSW, I think it is really to challenge the notion of development, or at least how governments understand it. “ The APC’s Angela Kuga Thas speaks with GenderIT.org editor about the Gender Evaluation Methodology, what it is and the value it adds to grassroots work on gender and ICTs.

Linking Czech women and e-government

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The APC WNSP panel “ICT and Equal Opportunities of Women and Men” took place on the April 3, 2006, the first of a two-day conference on Internet in Public Administration. Most panellists spoke about information and communication literacy as key to successful implementation of e-government objectives. At the same time, they listed ICT skills as the prime barrier that leads to a gender digital divide in the Czech Republic. In particular, the majority of the Roma women do not have sufficient ICT skills to benefit from e-government and the information society generally. The conference took place in the Czech Republic.

E-government: When the gender lens is missing...

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
In the middle of 2005, the European team of APC WNSP took on a daunting task: to inject gender awareness into a regional conference focussing on the internet in public administrations . The annual e-government conference taking place in the Czech Republic celebrated its ninth year of existence in 2006. Yet, for the first time in its history, equal opportunity for women and men was put on the agenda. The following is a report by Katerina Fialova - an advocate for women’s rights - about her experience in attending and co-organising a panel on gender and ICTs at this year’s e-government meeting in April 2006.

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

Graciela Selaimen on 2 Jun 2010
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy 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 access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.

Engendering Information & Communication Technologies: Challenges & Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Development

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The brochure highlights ways on how to engender ICTs and explores the World Bank's efforts to address gender issues in information technology projects.

Towards A Knowledge-Based Economy: Country Assessment Reports

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The reports provide an overview of a situation in the areas relevant to the development and functioning of the knowledge-based economy.
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