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In Europe women become entrepreneurs on average twice less often than men. The UNECE Programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship aims at raising awareness of problems of women entrepreneurs by enhancing dialogue and promoting the exchange of best practices and recommending policies. This study includes select papers adopted from the First Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and meeting of the Team of Specialists on Women’s Entrepreneurship held in October 2001. The study has three parts. Part one presents a regional overview of the situation and problems of women entrepreneurs. Part two includes country experiences. And the final part discusses the importance of networks and the benefits of connecting women-run enterprises to the global digital economy.
This report looks at women’s access to financing and ICT within progress and perspectives from selected countries and sub-regions in the area covered by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
The reports provide an overview of a situation in the areas relevant to the development and functioning of the knowledge-based economy.
The Framework integrates a gender perspective into UNESCO's sectors and programmes. The support of ICTs as tools for women and girls empowerment is listed among objectives addressed by this media-term gender-mainstreaming strategy.
The training curriculum provides regulators and policy makers through specialized training that will assist them to effectively integrate gender perspectives in telecommunications policy.
In this document author discusses the concept, and explores the process, of gender mainstreaming. He first defines the key ideas of gender mainstreaming. Then introduces key elements of the process. And finally ends with a brief discussion of the implications for the BDT/ITU, given BDT's mandate and goal of facilitating access to, and use of, information and communication technologies by women and men in developing countries.
Gender-aware guidelines for policy-making and regulatory agencies are intended to assist decision makers to conduct their work in such a way that both women and men are considered in the process – both as part of the processes themselves as well as in considering the impact of decisions made. <br /><br /><br /><br />Document contains a set of guidelines, with a brief discussion <br /><br />of each point.
These Gender modules have been developed to support ITU Member States in considering gender mainstreaming in policy and regulatory issues as well as in strategic management of telecommunications. The workshops are divided into 8 modules, covering the following topics: Regulation; Access; Licensing; Inter-connection; Tariffs; Competition policy; Strategic change management; and Human resources.
A new Gender Mainstreaming methodology, written and developed by Regional Gender Programme, makes a gender dimension explicit in policy sectors. Gender equality is no longer viewed as a "separate question", but becomes a concern for all policies and programmes. Furthermore, a gender mainstreaming approach does not look at women in isolation, but looks at women and men both as actors in the development process, and its beneficiaries.<br /><br /><br /><br />This handbook is designed specifically for policy-makers who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are charged with the day-to-day responsibility of gender mainstreaming, according to organizational mandates. This handbook is meant to guide these professionals in their work.<br /><br /><br /><br />Available in English and Russian