Africa

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South Africa: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 8,661 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 | 10,325 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 | 4,038 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 | 3,823 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 | 3,602 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 | 2,864 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 />

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 4,150 views
Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender and ICT. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's...

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Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 4,028 views
<br /><br />The module aims to address the inherent gender disparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa. <br /><br /><br /><br />Social and economic development of a country is closely linked to the educational level of its female population. The under-representation and under-achievement of girls in science and technology...

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Women in Community Radio Networks in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 2,875 views
This directory aims to facilitate better networking among women working in community radio and to provide stations and partner organisations with the actual number of women working in community radio in Africa.

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The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa: A Harsh Reality

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 4,675 views
Women have one chance in three less than men to benefit in the African Information Society. In the “Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa” research on six countries (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal) conducted by the Gender and ICT Network, connections between gender and ICTs were found to be widely unrecognised. Looking at control, content, capacities...