Resources

The declaration drafted by the participants in the European/North American Regional Conference on Gender and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), assembled in Berlin on 11 September 2005.
The report published by an Iran CSOs Training and Research Center discusses the advent and development of the internet in Iran, censorship and its methods, weblogs and their role in the civil society. As documented by the study, the content filtering basically blocs all content concerning women.
An updated shortlist of online resources on gender and ICT in the UN System compiled by Women Watch to mark the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society.
The book is aimed at development practitioners and ICT innovators interested in inventive technology applications for social justice and development. It is a useful guide for positioning non-profit organisations to contribute effectively in meeting select MDGs and other development imperatives, through the use of ICTs.
The publication features a new measuring instrument which combines statistical indicators with analytical work on policies and their implementation. Beyond it is complemented with quantitative and qualitative research in a chapter on ‘women in the information society' .
The statement calls for the follow-up with the Iranian authorities to inquire about the reasons for the banning of the 2nd Civil Society Regional Forum on the Information Society for the West Asia and Middle East Region on August 23-25, 2005 in Kish Island.
The statement of Florence E. Etta-Akinaina, the ICT Policy Project Kenya co-ordinator, calls for the support to" better policies, more funding, appropriate and efficient organisational and implementation mechanisms which will help release the transformative power of telecentres".
The statement addressed to national governments calls for the adaptation of multi-stakeholder consultative approach, the funding provision to projects aimed at bridging the gender digital divide, the support of the use of appropriate ICT such as community radio, and the participation of women in the ICT decision-making structures.
This publication brings together assessments by women from around the world who have been involved in various civil society constituencies created during the WSIS process. The authors have been engaged in initiatives promoting public awareness and activities in fields such as human rights, women’s rights, and various development initiatives concerning media and ICTs. Among others the publication includes a feminist conversation on the working group on internet governance: a feminist conversation”, in which Karen Banks interviews Jacqueline Morris and Avri Doria about their experiences and insights into the struggle to put women’s rights and gender issues on the agenda of internet governance,