Africa

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HIV/AIDS and mobile technology: sms saving lives in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 7,523 views
Two new mobile technology programs in South Africa and Kenya are helping HIV/AIDS sufferers and their carers cope with the challenges.

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OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,982 views
The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) seeks to place women’s health issues on national and regional development agendas. They have embraced ICTs as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 4,526 views
A regional analysis on the status of women 15 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The report maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). For example, the report argues ,that the ICTs have...

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Radio, Convergence and Development in Africa: Gender as a Cross-Cutting Issue

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 4,075 views
The purpose of this paper is to argue for the consideration of gender issues in all research on radio, convergence and development in Africa. It is intended to guide the deliberations at our Butare roundtable (September 2009) discussion on a research agenda and to ensure that we put gender considerations front and centre as we design our research plans.

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South Africa: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 8,922 views
Two key debates are examined in the paper by Shereen Essof: censorship versus freedom of expression and privacy versus surveillance. She looks at the practices of VAW in a country with the world's highest reported rate of femicide and where there is little understanding of the strategic use of ICTs to support combating VAW as well as recognizing new avenues for perpetrating violence against...

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Uganda: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 10,600 views
Aramanzan Madanda, Berna Ngolobe and Goretti Zavuga Amuriat look at how ICTs have been used to help provide spaces for women and sexual minorities. Sexual minorities have a presence on the internet to articulate concerns of members and raise awareness. Women’s mobile phone use is controlled by their husbands, who either give or withold permission to use and dictate when and how. Some women have...

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African Copyright & Access to Knowledge Project

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 4,248 views
The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project examines the relationship between national copyright environments and access to knowledge in African countries. The project is probing this relationship within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework - a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law. The project works...

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Intellectual PROPERTY RIGHTS in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 4,022 views
Articles on intellectual property rights in Africa have been brought together by the International Environmental Law Research Centre. The site includes papers translated from Arabic, and topics covered include traditional knowledge, farmers rights, patents and comparisons between intellectual property regimes in different parts of Africa.

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,748 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...

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HIV/AIDS and Information and Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 2,926 views
The purpose of this review is to look at the role of ICTs in addressing the challenge of HIV / AIDS. The report provides an overview of HIV/AIDS, the ways ICTs are being used to address the pandemic, and some preliminary information on the views of those working in developing countries.<br />