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Indepth features analytical articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics relevant to gender, technology and ICT policy. This is the place for articles that provide an informed, well-reasoned feminist perspective, with a strong focus on the global South.

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Brazilian women climb in science, but few reach the top

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 2,698 views
Gender equality in Brazilian science is increasing up to doctorate level but few women hold senior scientific posts, according to figures released by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the National Institute for Educational Studies and Research (INEP).
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jennifer

Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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What’s Gender got to do with IT?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,588 views
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are being used by women’s organisations to communicate their own agendas and perspectives in order to effect women’s empowerment and social change. But women also need to be involved in the policy processes that define access to and use of these ICTs. This was the message of participants in a panel hosted by the Association for Progressive...
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Magaly Pazello

Associate researcher at EMERGE Communication & Emergence Research Center, Fluminense Federal

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The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Ministerial Preparatory Conference for the World Summit on the Information Society, from the point of view of the NGOs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 3,794 views
The Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference (one of the Preparatory Conferences for the World Summit on the Information Society) was held in Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from the 29th to the 31st of January, 2003. In this article, Magaly Pazello, a member of the DAWN network, makes a report of the event and points out the small participation of women's groups and feminist...
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MaríaSToro

Maria Suárez Toro tiene una extensa historia como activista por los derechos humanos de las mujer

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Where is women´s “J” spot?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,990 views
As the international community prepares to join the United Nation’s 49th Session of the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW), women media practitioners are asking: where is women’s “J” spot? Despite the fact that the latform for Action (PFA) contemplates Section “J” in Chapter 3, about Women and Media, the issue is hardly found in the provisional agenda for the evaluation process. The U.N....

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Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years of effort to change the situation?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,411 views
The European Symposium on Gender & ICT started as an 'ad hoc' invitation in 2003, with organisers expecting 10-20 participants. Instead, more than 100 abstracts were received and participants came from "all over the world". The scenario repeated itself this year, with people from Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, USA as well as Europe. A great opportunity to meet researchers as well as women...

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Latin american women take on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,841 views
"Information technology obviously will not solve the world's problems. But wisely deployed and developed, it has proven to be a powerful tool for advancing social causes. One of the social groups that has been most dynamic in using this technology innovatively for social progress, is the women's movement; and in many aspects, the South has exerted leadership in this process."

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Connection G – rural women get out of the crops to face the screen

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 3,993 views
They come from rural areas of the poorest region in Brazil. Until a few months ago, their routine was to wake up before the sun rises, work in the crops, cut sugar cane and work at home at night in household chores. Now, they have a new activity to dedicate themselves: to learn to use a computer and navigate in the Internet. And to speak up.

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ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 6,985 views
Information communication technologies (ICTs) have broken sharia compliances as the women farmers in Nigeria learned how to make their own video films and also take still pictures. However african women continue to face tough challenges in their battle to get their voices and concerns heard in development matters, as revealed a case study of women farmers of Kano in Nigeria presented by Salamatu...

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Tele-Health set to boost maternal care

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 6,436 views
Delivering care to pregnant women and newborns in Lusaka is on the verge of becoming easier and more efficient, thanks to the advent of Tele-health — which is simply the use of information technology to deliver health services and information from one location to another.
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daphne

Comunicadora social y activista por los derechos de las mujeres.

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Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,266 views
"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTs in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “Networking for Change and Empowerment: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in...