Latin America

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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 | 2,453 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 | 2,549 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 | 3,020 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 | 2,702 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).

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Looking behind the internet: Empowering Women for Public Policy Advocacy in Central America

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,339 views
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy rather than ICTs. Thus this research is about women's needs and concerns in the real (offline) world and how public information and ICTs can contribute to solutions rather than issues such as women having internet access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.

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From access to appropriation: Women and ICT policies in Latin American and the Caribbean

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,108 views
In this document is presented basic information on the expansion of ICTs in the Latin America Region, stating the major gaps. It also presents the results of some studies, and of an electronic consultation, which give evidence of the progress, obstacles and recommendations for policies and programs that strengthen gender equality in and through ICTs.

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The reality of virtual reality: the internet’s impact within gender equality advocacy communities in Latin America

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 2,957 views
"ICT can impede inclusion and participation if users do not pay attention to its effects on communities and the structures of organizations themselves. Deliberate and thoughtful engagement with the technology is essential". This is one of the assumptions presented in this study, where the author analises the potential of ICT to foster democratic relations and effective strategies within...