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Money for tech? Tech and money? Facilitating women’s engagement in the financing discourse through the use of ICT

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza on 2 Jun 2010
<img width="151" vspace="1" hspace="1" height="175" border="1" align="left" src="http://www.genderit.org/upload/6e31965cde2aff024e26959611550a06/IreenDubel.jpg" alt="IreenDubel.jpg" />Ireen Dubel, the manager of the gender, women and development programme of Hivos is an active participant in discussions on financing for women and development work. Hivos, Ireen’s organisation, is one of the few donor agencies that have consistently supported ICT for development projects. <br /><br />In this interview conducted by GenderIT.org writer, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Ireen shares her thoughts on the links between ICT and financing for women’s empowerment and gender equality.<br /><br /><strong>Read more on the 52nd Commission on the Status of Women panel report, "Why the Purse Feels Empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies":</strong><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95573" class="category">What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95570" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4] </a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95568" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95567" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95566" class="category">LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]</a><br />

“We are in the process of constructing a new political field, and this is just the beginning”

Flavia Fascendini on 2 Jun 2010
Magaly Pazello is a Brazilian researcher and consultant in gender and information and communication technologies (ICT) and a member of the g2g group. She was the only woman from Brazil to participate in the entire World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process. In an exclusive interview with GenderIT.org, Magaly highlights the debates about the reduction in international funding for Latin America, and observes that the search for new partnerships and creation of innovative projects are fundamental steps for moving forwards in constructing this new political field. But also, that “this is just the beginning” of the process.<br /><br /><strong>Read more on the 52nd Commission on the Status of Women panel report, "Why the Purse Feels Empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies":</strong><br /><img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95573" class="category">What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?</a><br /><img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95570" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4] </a><br /><img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95568" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]</a><br /><img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95567" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]</a><br /><img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95566" class="category">LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]</a><br />

Of empty purses and tattered pockets: Stitching funding back into gender and ICT

erika on 2 Jun 2010
The panel on women's communication rights "Why the purse feels empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies" during the recent 52nd CSW brought together donor, development and civil society perspectives on the issue. Erika Smith presents an overview of the discussion around the challenges, importance and opportunities of financing ICT for women's communication rights in this article.<br /><br /> <strong>Read the full report on 52nd Commission on the Status of Women panel, "Why the Purse Feels Empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies":</strong><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a class="category" href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95573">What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a class="category" href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95570">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4] </a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a class="category" href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95568">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a class="category" href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95567">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a class="category" href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95566">LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]</a> <br />

Financing for ICT for Development in India

Weiting Xu on 2 Jun 2010
Information and communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly recognised by governments, the private sector and civil society alike in its potential to address existing obstacles to social and economic development of disadvantaged groups, as well as to transform the very systems that create inequalities in the first place. To this end, the work of ICT for Development (ICTD) is critical. GenderIT writer, Xu Weiting examines the role of the State and the private sector in creating enabling environments for the sustainability and success of ICTD initiatives, as well as the importance of women's inclusion and participation to ensure that they meet their broad development objectives of social, economic and political empowerment.<br /><br /><strong>Read more on the 52nd Commission on the Status of Women panel report, "Why the Purse Feels Empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies":</strong><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95573" class="category">What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95570" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4] </a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95568" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95567" class="category">LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]</a><br /> <img src="../../images/graphics/bullet.gif" /><a href="../../en/index.shtml?w=r&x=95566" class="category">LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]</a><br />

Where is the Money for Women's Rights Work on ICT? A brief look at the funding landscape for women’s organisations working on information and communication technologies

on 2 Jun 2010
<img width="220" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="220" border="1" align="left" src="http://www.genderit.org/upload/6e31965cde2aff024e26959611550a06/AWIDFundHer.gif" alt="AWIDFundHer.gif" />In collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Lucía Carrasco, Fernanda Hopenhaym and Cindy Clark focuses the findings from "Where is the money for women's right? Strategic Initiative" onto the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and gender. <br /><br />In addition, it includes some highlights from an interview conficted with Ms. Sonia Jorge, a specialist in Communications Policy and Regulation working on Gender and Development. This article presents a good overview on the financing and budgetary landscape of women's rights organisations working in ICT, and provides valuable recommendations on how to re-think the relationship between money and movements.

Funding ICTs: where will the money come from?

Brenda Zulu on 2 Jun 2010
The Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) was proposed by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade at Phase I of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Summit. It was inaugurated by the Nigerian President Olusegun Odasanjo in March 2005, in Geneva. This fund is seen a voluntary and complementary financing mechanism to supplement existing financial mechanism. It is registered in Switzerland.

Gender equality may constitute a normative consensus, but the political will is lacking

Heike Jensen on 2 Jun 2010
Heike Jensen, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of Humboldt University in Berlin, (Germany), is one of those hardworking gender advocates, whose “effort and time spent gathering information, sleepless nights, many cups of coffee, talking, training, skills sharing, lobbying and writing” focussed on integrating gender as a relevant dimension of WSIS process and outcomes. She has been involved in the process almost since the beginning, worked as member of the German Civil Society Coordinating Group, the NGO Gender Strategies Working Group and the WSIS Gender Caucus, where she is a member of the Steering Committee. In contrast to GenderIT.org writer Jac sm Kee, she sees the results of seven years advocacy more optimistically. Here is her initial assessment of the achievements in terms of gender written few days after the conclusion of WSIS process.

From Geek to the WSIS Gender Caucus

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
Jac sm Kee grabs a conversation with Jacqueline A. Morris during WSIS PrepComm3 at Geneva, and finds out about how a girl from Trinidad & Tobago ends up being a gender & ICT advocate, her insights about the two priority issues in WSIS Phase II – financing and internet governance – as well as the efficacy of the WSIS Gender Caucus.

Gender and ICT Issues at Women's World Congress

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza on 2 Jun 2010
Gender and ICT advocates from all world regions joined some 2,000 other women activists at the Women's Worlds Congress 2005, Korea, June 19-24. The advocates met separately for 2 days at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005). The meeting produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration which outlines gender issues and recommendations in relation to internet governance and financing mechanisms.

What are the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector?

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
Willie Currie outlines the current financing trends and challenges in the ICTD sector at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”, organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality within ICT policy process for policy makers and gender advocates.

LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Role of ICTs in securing funds for women's groups [part 4]

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza on 2 Jun 2010
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, a senior program associate in the International Women's Tribune Centre, looks at the role of ICTs in supporting women's groups efforts to secure funding at the panel, “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”. This panel was organised by APC WRP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Donor's perspective on financing gender and ICT initiatives [part 3]

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
Ireen Dubel, a programme manager for Gender, Women & Development in HIVOS, share HIVOS' perspective on the importance of financing ICT in the context of women's rights. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”, organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
Willie Currie, APC Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager, speaks about current financing trends and challenges in the ICT for development (ICTD) sector during the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”. The panel was organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC at the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.

LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
Radhika Lal, a policy advisor on ICT for poverty reduction and the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in the UNDP, presents her views on effective financing mechanisms to progress gender equality in the information society. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”, organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC during the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in February 2008.
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