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Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communications, and works on issues of sexuality, women’s rights, violence against women and internet rights and freedoms.

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Reflecting on ICTs, Women’s Activism and Silences at Beijing +10 - Interview with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Posted Mié 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 4,967 views
Jac sm Kee speaks with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza of the International
Women’s Tribune Centre about her work using ICTs, and her thoughts on issues of gender and ICT (information and communications technology) policy as well as the challenges facing women’s movements in this respect.

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Politicising ICTs in the Women's Rights Movement - Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán

Posted Mié 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 4,925 views
Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán, Feminist Organizational Development Program Coordinator of AWID (Association of Women in Development) on her thoughts about the relationship between ICTs and movement building in women’s human rights, at the Beijing +10 process, 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York.

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Beyond tools: Internet as a critical policy issue for the advancement of women's rights

Posted Lun 15 Mar 2010 - 14:05 | 5,248 views
Jac sm Kee, the Women's Rights and ICT Policy coordinator for APC WNSP, reviews the UN Secretary-General's report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (E/CN.6/2010/2) and assess how close we are to realize women's right to communicate: “I wasn't present at the Beijing Conference in 1995, and having missed it, I feel like I have missed out on one of the most important moments...

Feminist talk IGF2009 Team

Posted Jue 19 Nov 2009 - 13:59 | 4,283 views
The GenderIT Feminist Talk contributors and tweeters at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 15-18 November 2009, are Maya Indira Ganesh, Jan Moolman, Wieke Vink and Jac sm Kee.

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Cybersecurity: Do women count?

Posted Mar 17 Nov 2009 - 14:42 | 6,701 views
I have another blog post to write about, which is a continuation of the
privacy blog. But after attending this morning's session on ITU and cybersecurity, I think I should jot this down before the moment escapes. The workshop was a panel of...

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The privacy puzzle - part I

Posted Mar 17 Nov 2009 - 09:46 | 6,656 views
I attended two sessions on privacy yesterday and today. Both raised interesting points and approaches to the issue of privacy in a networked society. At the last IGF, privacy was a concern, but I definitely noticed a visible escalation of its importance this year. And it's being closely linked to the area of social networking (with an entire...

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The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness

Posted Dom 15 Nov 2009 - 21:21 | 4,648 views
Today is the start of the fourth Internet Governance Forum
(IGF). Took yet another shuttle bus into another conference centre that
has heavy security - or at least the show of it - big Alsatian dogs,
burly men in uniforms and guns, mirror-checks under vehicles, bags into
x-ray machines and so on. The next IGF is...

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Twittering the Iranian election

Posted Vie 17 Jul 2009 - 04:39 | 4,866 views
The most talked-about aspect of the current situation in Iran, is Twitter. In the past weeks Twitter has reportedly provided opportunities for Iranian protesters to send out information during that government's refusal to allow (mostly Western) journalists to report on the aftermath of the (suspect) re-election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. So the hottest tweet is possibly, ironically, about Twitter...

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Algunas reflexiones sobre... Acceso e infraestructura

Posted Lun 16 Jul 2007 - 19:34 | 3,996 views
“Si la tecnología no está ahí, no puedes usarla. La infraestructura es una cuestión de género”, afirma Nancy Hafkin, pionera en el campo de las TIC para el desarrollo. ¿Por qué? Porque cuando de acceso a infraestructura se trata, es posible encontrar serias desigualdades entre mujeres y varones. Y en esas desigualdades, las políticas TIC tienen un claro papel a ser desempeñado en cada escenario...

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Access & Gender

Posted Lun 16 Jul 2007 - 09:08 | 4,757 views
There are different dimensions to access-related issues, and there are significant points of connection between them. Factors such as gender disparity at the level of employment, education, social class, literacy, geographical location and decision making have great impact on the level of women’s access to ICTs. Gender is a cross-cutting issue with specificities that are often hidden. What are...