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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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15 November: Day 3, Women in Pink at WSIS II

Posted Mié 16 Nov 2005 - 13:41 | 3,009 views
On the first day, I was so desperate to see women at this space because of the overbearing presence of men, especially those in uniformed and are armed. When I scanned around, I saw mainly (apart from the participants) women in pink who were cleaners and usually hauled big bags of rubbish with them...

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15 November 2005: Day 3, Strikes and Counter Strikes in Human Rights

Posted Mié 16 Nov 2005 - 10:49 | 3,173 views
Today was a day of cancellation. The GEM (Gender Evaluation Methodology) Book launch was scheduled to happen at 2:00pm, but in a demonstration of solidarity, APC decided to withdraw and cancel all of its side events scheduled for today...

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14 November 2005: Day 2, Representations at a Glance

Posted Lun 14 Nov 2005 - 22:52 | 2,959 views
At the end of the day, Maxigas and I decided to take a walk and survey the images of women, men, elderly people, young people and disabled people at the ICT 4 All Exhibition hall. Afterall, the claim is that ICT is for all right? So who is this ‘All’ we are talking about.

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14 November 2005: Day 2, Obstacles to Access... and Whose Security?

Posted Lun 14 Nov 2005 - 22:24 | 2,945 views
Took a cab to the Kram Palexbo, where the Summit and IT 4 All exhibition was happening[...] When we finally got to the site, we were stopped 5 times at security checks at every turn of the road and I had to flash my registration card and a big smile to calm the security that I was indeed, a legitimate subject to attend this conference, accredited (somehow) and all.

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13 November 2005: Day 1, Groggy at Tunis

Posted Dom 13 Nov 2005 - 20:16 | 2,932 views
The plane ride was as all plane rides become after awhile, uncomfortable and far too long. Once getting off, there were large posters everywhere advertising WSIS, especially about the IT 4 All exhibition, where the tagline – complete with pictures of multi-gendered and ‘raced’ children smiling at a computer screen – promises to forefront the human dimension of information communications...

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23 September 2005 – Last Day at Geneva, End of Week 1 (concept of time no longer exists)

Posted Dom 25 Sep 2005 - 04:24 | 3,134 views
Of course! Just when I start to get the hang of things and feel like I am finally getting a vague idea of what is going on, it’s time to go. Brenda Zulu who arrived late last night will be taking over blogging for the next week while I go home to the land of good food at reasonable prices (yipee!). It should be exciting. A real test of the promise of participatory, multi-stakeholder, transparent...

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22 September – Quickie on IG (a little late)

Posted Vie 23 Sep 2005 - 14:32 | 2,705 views
Sorry for late blog today. The WSIS Gender Caucus have come up with a draft Briefing Paper that states its positions on WSIS PrepCom-3 so far, and by the time Lenka & I worked on inputs and comments to the draft to be submitted to the caucus, I couldn’t face Fabala anymore...

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21 September 2005 – Sex[ism] in the Afternoon (1:00pm – 3:00pm)

Posted Jue 22 Sep 2005 - 10:28 | 3,594 views
HUMPH! I am so pissed off I could punch someone (if I didn’t believe in random acts of violence, I would have by now!! Grr..) To start from the beginning, a civil society side event was organised on “Internet Governance Forum Function” with plenary presentations by members of WGIG. This was to have a space for discussion on how a global forum or interface on internet governance might look like,...

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21 September 2005 – Porn[ography] in the Morning (10:00am – 1:00pm)

Posted Jue 22 Sep 2005 - 09:20 | 2,971 views
The day started with sun! After two days of feeling like a houseplant, the feeling of optimism that the bright, yellow and warm gaze of actual sun is not to be sneered at...

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20 September 2005 - Getting to the Gender Ghetto (post-lunch-that-didn’t-happen)

Posted Mié 21 Sep 2005 - 10:45 | 3,105 views
In the last hour where I sat through the plenary session, my ears were on high alert for the mention of gender. Granted I only managed to catch a few governments’ statements (i.e. Switzerland, Venezuela, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Singapore, South Africa and Republic of Korea) before stakeholders like the ITU, CCBI and the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus were given the floor for their...