Resources

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.
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 opening position on the issue of internet governance distributed at PrepCom-3 in Geneva.
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.
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 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.
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.
The objective of the survey was to determine the situation regarding open source software/free software (OSS/FS) engineers in Japan by gathering information directly from open source/free software developers themselves. The results will be used in personnel training in relevant technical fields, in planning policy for technology promotion and other areas. <br />
This is the Final report of a second large-scale survey of 1588 developers of open source and free software, which was called the FLOSS-US survey for 2003. The first FLOSS survey targeted primarily European OS/FS developers, with 71% of respondents living in Europe or Russia, only 13% living in the United States, and roughly 17% living elsewhere in Europe or the world. The FLOSS-US survey sampled many more developers from countries outside of Europe, with 53% living in Western Europe, 27% living in North America, 8% in Russia and Eastern Europe, 5% in East Asia, 3% in Australia and New Zealand, 3% in Latin America, and 1% in the Middle East and Africa. <br />