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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Mirror Image: Part I - Conversations with Tunisian Women

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2005 - 14:53 | 3,292views
I changed my route to the Palexbo on the last day (18 November) and found a café between where the taxi dropped me off to the security line. The woman who managed the place spoke to me in English, and since I was the only customer, we started chatting. I asked her what she thought of the Summit, and she responded, “I don’t know. I’m not there. Why don’t you tell me about the Summit?” Good point...
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OPINION POLL: WSIS gains & losses

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2005 - 17:48 | 4,188views
The WSIS process is over, what we have gained and lost in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the ‘information society’ after this 7 years? What do we have? And where should we go from here? What is the importance of having these explicit mentions of gender and women here and there?
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Overview of Gender-related Language in WSIS Documents

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 16:25 | 4,313views
The WSIS process is almost over, and I am wondering about what we have achieved in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the building of an ‘information society’ after 7 years. What do we have?
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Cost of Accessing WSIS II

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 15:36 | 3,376views
Had some conversations yesterday, and I thought I would share what I have found out in terms of some cost of participating in this event...
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17 November 2005: Day 5, the Same Old Strangers

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2005 - 10:54 | 3,312views
Why is that the police who want to look like an average citizen look alike all around the world? Why do they cut their hair and comb it the same way? Why do they use the same black glasses and same gold chains? Why do they like those tropical shirts that in the long run become a uniform? In Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Tegucigalpa or Tunisia, they are instantly identifiable.

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17 November 2005: Day 5, Where are Tunisian Women and Children?

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 15:43 | 3,112views
Travelling around Tunis in taxies and buses, I see no women and children. Wondering around the market, I see no women and children. People went out to see the night life of Tunisia, but there are no women in cafes and stores. There are more men than women on the streets of Tunisia. Are women on holiday? Is it a sign of patriarchal society?

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17 November 2005: Day 5, Missing Gender Words

Posted Thu 17 Nov 2005 - 15:31 | 3,017views
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 | 3,156views
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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15 November: Day 3, Women in Pink at WSIS II

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2005 - 13:41 | 2,979views
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 Wed 16 Nov 2005 - 10:49 | 3,142views
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...