Special CSW edition: Can technology transform women's reality?

The 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held in New York from 22nd February to 4 March 2011. The theme for this year's session is "Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work". This GenderIT.org's special CSW edition brings together some of the work that the Association for Progressive Communications is doing on these issues.


GenderIT.org will also hold live coverage of the CSW 55th session. We invite you to participate and join the conversation as we focus on section J of the Beijing Platform for Action and women's communication rights in the GenderIT.org's Feminist Talk section and on Twitter using the hashtag #csw #genderit (or #genderitES for Spanish).

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Gender Evaluation Methodology: Helping assess the gender impact of development work

“How exactly GEM can influence the discourse at the CSW, I think it is really to challenge the notion of development, or at least how governments understand it. “ The APC’s Angela Kuga Thas speaks with GenderIT.org editor about the Gender Evaluation Methodology, what it is and the value it adds to grassroots work on gender and ICTs.
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Technologies for transformation : combating violence against women in the Congo

The work of the APC WNSP with organisations in Congo provides invaluable real life experiences that can be useful in discussions at international forums like the upcoming fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) whose theme this year is women, technology and education, according to Selina L Mudavanhu. She examines projects under the MDG3 Take Back the Tech! small grants programme in the Congo.
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Science and technology in Latin America: women breaking the glass ceiling

Latin American women are attaining good levels of education and training for the labour market, including knowledge of ICTs, but APC WNSP regional coordinator, Dafne Sabanes Plou acknowledges that digital inclusion as a factor in economic progress is just beginning to appear on the regional horizon and that gender equity is still sidelined from ICT policy discussions. She speaks to GenderIT.org Spanish editor Flavia Fascendini about the progress women are making in science and technology in Latin America.
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Poverty and culture: Key barriers to education and training of women and girls in Cambodia

In this article, the director of End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking (ECPAT) Cambodia, Chanveasna Chin, speaks with GenderIT.org English editor Sonia Randhawa about the challenges facing women and girls in accessing education and training, particularly in technology.
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EroTICs: Sexuality and technology

Sonia Randhawa and Jac sm Kee explore the links between sexuality and the theme of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, “Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work”.