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17 November 2005: Day 5, Missing Gender Words

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 15:31 | 2,866views
The gender caucus has observed with disappointment that the only gender word in WSIS documents is “gender disaggregated data”.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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16 November 2005, Day 4: Opening of WSIS II – An Audible Victory for Human Rights

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 02:11 | 2,990views
It has been a crazy tiring, hectic and running-around day, so I am hoping to give a small glimpse at least before I pass out into oblivion. So, after working on this process for close to 7 years, we are finally tying up the ribbons and signing on the dotted line with icing. Yes, it is WSIS II opening!
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2005 - 13:41 | 2,824views
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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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2005 - 10:49 | 2,954views
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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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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14 November 2005: Day 2, Representations at a Glance

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2005 - 22:52 | 2,752views
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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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2005 - 22:24 | 2,724views
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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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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13 November 2005: Day 1, Groggy at Tunis

Posted Sun 13 Nov 2005 - 20:16 | 2,752views
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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29 September 2005 - Gender Caucus urges for multistakeholder participation

Posted Thu 29 Sep 2005 - 10:18 | 2,484views
The internet has grown and matured and it therefore prudent to believe that it is time for a greater internationalization of the management of the internet. The internet governance oversight functions have been clearly spelt out as the Gender Caucus paticipates in WSIS PrepCom III.

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27 September 2005 - Reintroduce cultural diversity

Posted Thu 29 Sep 2005 - 09:11 | 2,819views
Culture involves both men and women and in this regard the reintroduction of culture diversity in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) is an issue as it continues to be side lined in the process.

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27 September 2005 - WSIS misses grassroots issues

Posted Thu 29 Sep 2005 - 04:37 | 2,780views
Grassroots issues are spelt out. The grassroots caucus lobbies the gender caucus to recognise their issues as they also have gender issues which are cross-cutting in their action plan.