Latin America

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In the spotlight: gender experiences and ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,245 views
This study presents the current status of Gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) based on the survey of related projects, research and actions from the standpoint of various social stakeholders: state, private sector, academia and the civil society. This work focuses on the application of the gender perspective – whether explicit or not.

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Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,417 views
This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society (IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action...

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Communication in Movement

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,801 views
“Communication in Movement”, a new publication of ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), examines the complex relations between social movements and communication.<br /><br /><br />

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ECLAC Information Society Program

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,076 views
This website was conceived as a space for the virtual encounter of specialists, governments, private companies, international organisms and civil society. It aims at promoting public policies, stimulating regional cooperation, follow up and offer analytical and technical support for the elaboration and promotion of strategies for the development of the information society. <br />

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Rio de Janeiro Commitment

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,278 views
Document produced during the Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Second Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society.

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Civil society organizations intervention in the first day of the Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,475 views
The representatives of civil society organizations, networks and social movements present in the Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society - that happened in Rio de Janeiro, in June, 2005 - presented their views in the official plenary session during the first day of the meeting, urging...

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Civil society organizations intervention in the last day of the Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,353 views
In the statement presented by civil society organizations in the last day of the Regional Preparatory Ministerial Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean in Rio, it was stressed that "the three pillars of the construction of information societies are not the telecommunications, the equipments and the softwares, but, instead, the info-ethics, the digital education (with a vision of its...

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Declaration of NGOs, women networks and feminists of Latin America and of the WSIS Gender Caucus

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,443 views
Declaration presented by NGOs, women networks and feminists of Latin America and of the WSIS Gender Caucus during the WSIS Rio Preparatory Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean organized in Rio de Janeiro, in June 2005.

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,901 views
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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New reproductive technologies, ethics and gender: the legislative process in Brazil

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,610 views
This article presents an analysis of the conduct of the Brazilian legislative process regarding new reproductive technologies. The main counter point is the debate that took place in the United Kingdom, in particular with the publication of the Warnock Report and the suggestions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).