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Publication Digitall Future gives a feminist perspective to the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 3,558 views
A team of feminist journalists from Asia, Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and Eastern and Western Europe will take part in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) from November 16-18th in Tunis, Tunisia.

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WSIS Tunis: In the face of police repression, civil society cancels activities

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 3,320 views
Many international NGOs taking part in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) have collectively decided to cancel their activities planned for today, November 15, at WSIS. This measure is to make government, private sector and civil society delegates aware of the human rights violations that have been adding up over the last two days including beatings of journalists by police and the…

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Africa Grassroot Caucus prioritise the WSIS and MDGs as part of development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,996 views
Africa Grassroots Caucus has prioritised the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as part of development. This was the outcome of the second Grassroots Caucus Regional Consultation that took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 26-28 July 2005. The participants from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo…

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Gender an issue in ICT policy formulation: lessons from Zambia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 8,605 views
Zambia, like many other African countries, has recognized information, knowledge and technology as major drivers of social and economic development. Zambia made a decision to adopt information and communication technologies (ICT) as part of national development, expecting to narrow the digital divide and leap-frog the development process. While the government is committed to pursue appropriate…

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Mobile Help-line for Women Tops Gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,462 views
Pallitathya, an innovative Mobile Help-Line programme via cell phones for underprivileged women in rural Bangladesh beat thirty other entries from all over the Asia-Pacific to win this year's Gender and Information…

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Women developing FLOSS - freedom for knowlege free from prejudice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 6,480 views
Sulamita Garcia is a 28-year-old consultant who specialises in Unix systems and is completely enthusiastic about free and open source software. She is responsible for the LinuxChix Brasil project. In this interview for GenderIT, Sulamita tells about the recent experience of LinuxChix Brasil, which is delivering online courses on FLOSS for women. She speaks about prejudice, stereotypes and the…

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

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Women too look at wireless networking, to bridge the gaps

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 5,328 views
Wireless networks is attracting growing attention across the globe, as a plausible way of providing internet access in marginal areas or in cases where costs are prohibitive. Cristo Redentor Telecentre co-ordinator Cristina Ojeda joined a workshop on wireless networking organized by the Latin American School of Networking EsLaRed) in Mérida, Venezuela and narrates her experience.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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Gender and ICT Issues at Women's World Congress

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,516 views
Gender and ICT advocates from all world regions joined some 2,000 other women activists at the Women's Worlds Congress 2005, Korea, June 19-24. The advocates met separately for 2 days at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005). The meeting produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration which outlines gender issues and…

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

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Probing the Texture of Silence in Communications and Media at B + 10

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,867 views
This article explores the contradictory silence surrounding Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action that relates to issues of women and the media at this years Beijing + 10. Through this, it examines the possible reasons to the lack of vocalisation on this issue, even as women's movements working on various issues recognise the impact and power of the media in their work.

Comunicadora social y activista por los derechos de las mujeres.

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After sessions ending at 4 am, do gender issues count?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,595 views
The belief that technology is gender-neutral is still rife. Representatives of international organisations, financing institutions, and governments simply overlook gender concerns in ICTs (information and communication technologies). Dafne Plou, APC WNSP regional coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean, reflects on her recent experience at regional World Summit on the Information Society…