Resources

The WSIS photos collection in Flickr has more than 750 photographs from the Summit in Tunis, many of them published under CreativeCommons licence.
The women's group statement on the blatant violations of human rights, freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of assembly by the Tunisian government circulated during the Phase II of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (November, 2005).
Can ICTs help reduce poverty? This paper examines poverty from many different angles: from its definition to systemic causes of global poverty, as well as tools used to address poverty. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rights.
The WSIS GC opening position on the issue of internet governance distributed at PrepCom-3 in Geneva.
Marianne Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Theory<br /><br />at the University for Humanistics presents this report based on an initial study of gender advocacy at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The research findings and ensuing discussion focus on how gender/gender equality and women/women's rights are being rendered at the WSIS.<br />
The WSIS GC positions in relation to some points debated at PrepCom-3 such as the key principles, the implementation&way ahead mechanism, and the issues of financing and internet governance.
The statement submitted by AMARC Africa, FEMNET, and TERRE DES FEMMES on behalf of the WSIS-Gender Caucus concerns the missing reference to gender in the Chair’s Draft of Chapter 3 on internet governance.
This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and international backbones.
The position paper presented by Jac sm Kee from APC WNSP at Women Claiming The Information Society (WOCTIS), 11 September 2005, Berlin, examined the relationship between violence against women and information societies, using the recent debate about '.xxx' as a site for examination.