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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 - 18:11 | 3,030views
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 - 09:08 | 3,296views
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 | 3,855views
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 | 3,698views
"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 | 3,249views
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 | 3,523views
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 | 4,723views
"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.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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2 November: Dynamic coalition, the new buzzword

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:37 | 2,936views
There's a new buzzword in the ICT circle. Everyone was talking of forming dynamic coalitions as the 1st IGF in Athens concluded on 02 November 2006.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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3 November: IGF sums up, puts forward recommendations; women’s groups identify next steps

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:29 | 3,458views
The 1st IGF concluded on November 2nd in Athens. Women's groups formed the Gender in WSIS Implementation Network (GenWin) as one of the dynamic coalitions.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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2 November: The IGF Experiment is a Success - if women take part in setting the agenda

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 12:48 | 3,377views
Organizers and participants in the Internet Governance Forum in Athens declared it a success. Women's groups in the IGF demanded for parity in women's participation in the next IGF in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in November 2007.