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Asia-Pacific: Collecting Data on “Digital” Violence

Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 11:26 | 3,738 views
Lalaine P. Viado reports on the “Workshop on Strengthening National Capacities to Collect Violence Against Women Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region” which took place on 20-21 September 2010 in Bangkok. The workshop is part of inter-regional efforts to develop indicators to measure violence against women.

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Philippines: Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 12:17 | 11,817 views
Jessica Umanos Sotos explores why specific law is needed in the Philippines to prosecute perpetrators of violence against women through the use of ICTs or cyberspace. She argues that national ICT institutions and private companies’ policies cannot remain blind to the violations to women’s rights perpetuated via ICTs in the context of the violation of privacy rights through the illicit production...

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Women, Gender & Media

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,161 views
When I was a trainer at a media and gender workshop in 2002, the only male participant there confessed, “Our organisation is not prioritising gender actually. We are more concerned about other issues – issues which are political”. This statement reveals much about the stand that most media institutions take on gender.

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Cambodia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 9,174 views
Chim Manavy examines how growth of the internet is pushing the limits of a society's attitudes towards acceptable media images, through exploitative use of images taken for private consumption. Technology is moving across boundaries faster than the law can address. At the same time, ICT use in general, much less awareness of how ICTs can be strategically used to combat violence against women...

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Malaysia: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 8,997 views
Jac SM Kee and Sonia Randhawa highlight forms of VAW that have received recognition in Malaysia and provide the context of ICT development and national policy objectives in this paper. It is not an exhaustive assessment of the current state of VAW, but rather aims to surface some of the interconnections between ICT issues and VAW and areas of potential opportunities for advocacy, as well as...

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Effects of Education and ICT Use on Gender Relations in Bhutan

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,168 views
This article examines the relationships that exist between gendered access to education and the ways in which mobile phones, fixed phones, and the Internet are perceived and used in a rural and an urban Bhutanese community. The findings, organized by levels of literacy, reveal similar patterns in ICT perceptions and use across the two communities.

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Search history: Examining pornography on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 4,837 views
Namita Malhotra examines in this paper, the discourse of pornography in relation to the internet in India. She interrogates the Indian women's movements negotiation with issues around sexuality and censorship, as well as the various legislative, cultural, and ethical debates that intersect around this issue in recent years.

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,773 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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Mainstreaming Gender Issues in ICT Policy Development - Draft

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 2,991 views
This is a draft copy of a research conducted by FMA to look into gender mainstreaming efforts in ICT policy development. in the Philippines. In particular, Section 4 of the research is culled to demonstrate and examine ICT policy in the current Philippines context, with attention to the inclusion of gender within its processes.

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Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 2,806 views
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.