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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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Financing for Gender & ICT

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2008 - 09:17 | 3,488views
The 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) kicked off with a long line of women queuing for their official registration in front of the UN headquarters in New York. Over 5000 individuals took part in the CSW this year between 25 February and 7 March. This is one of the largest participation in the history of CSW, and illustrates importance of this year theme to women’s...

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To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum

Posted Tue 13 Nov 2007 - 22:16 | 3,806views
Today I sat in a workshop in Rio de Janeiro. A workshop in Rio de
Janeiro? A capoeira, volleyball or football workshop, you must be
thinking. Even though I’m just 25 metres away from a beautiful beach,
imagine, I sat in a room in a hotel, full of people with laptops… on
their laps. Such is life in the second Internet Governance Forum. And let me tell
you that it’s worth...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Women's Health & ICT Policies

Posted Thu 1 Nov 2007 - 11:09 | 4,467views
The current edition of GenderIT.org approaches the problematic issue of women´s health and its interconnection with information and communication technologies (ICTs) policies. ICTs have an enormous strategic potential to locate women at the centre of health initiatives. In an attempt to contribute to this discussion, in this edition GenderIT.org writers analyze some of the existing challenges and...
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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Sexuality, Identity and Digital Spaces (October 6, 2007)

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2007 - 19:11 | 3,433views
The panel discussion was chaired by Avri Doria, Adjunct Professor, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). There were 2 panelists namely, Namita Malhotra, a legal researcher at the Alternative Law Forum in India and Cecilia Sardenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology of the Federal University of the Bahia, Director of NIEM, Brazil. Namita’s presentation was fascinating. She spoke...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Access & Gender

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2007 - 10:08 | 3,765views
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...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Content Regulation & Censorship

Posted Thu 22 Mar 2007 - 06:42 | 4,338views
Content regulation is one gesture away from censorship and surveillance practices. The tension between managing content that could potentially result in harm towards a section of the population (e.g. spam) and silencing of viewpoints (e.g. lesbian issues) is not an easy one. How can advocates of women’s human rights, advocates of development, civil and political rights activists as well as...

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1 November 2006: Diversity Session

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 17:50 | 3,993views
"What does diversity mean to you?" was the question posed by the moderator Mr. Yoshinori Imai from the Japan to the panelists. A panel was rich with lots of language diversity discussion. But suprisingly enough, gender and disability were very very marginal topics.

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31 November: The internet cannot be an unattended area

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 02:12 | 3,602views
Interview with Ms. Hanne Sophie Greve, representative of the Council of Europe, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights . Among many others, she actively participated at the panel on Content Regulation and Access to Knowledge organized by APC WNSP .

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2 November: The Way Forward: Gender is essential for the IGF!

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 00:49 | 3,943views
At the closing session called The Way Forward, Mavic spoke from the floor on behalf of women's rights activists and gender advocates who met at the IGF. She stressed the need for gender aspects to be part of the discussions in the following words...

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2 November: Thoughts on privacy and security

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 00:40 | 5,107views
"WHOIS was created in ancient times; those days people would let their online friends know who they are" as we heard at one of the panels from an expert on domain names registries. The IGF discussions in the track of privacy and security made me go back in memories to my own early online days.