LISTEN: Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Effective Financing Mechanisms to Progress Gender Equality [part 2]
Radhika Lal, a policy advisor on ICT for poverty reduction and the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in the UNDP, presents her views on effective financing mechanisms to progress gender equality in the information society. This was presented at the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication…
LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]
Willie Currie, APC Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager, speaks about current financing trends and challenges in the ICT for development (ICTD) sector during the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”. The panel was organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC at the…
THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DESIRE: Content Regulation on the Internet
This paper attempts to look at some of the paradoxes that emerge in content regulation discussions. It brings in feminist or gendered perspective, which provides different and varied understandings of “harmful content”, as well as opens the question of adequate representation of all voices in the content regulations debates.
Content Regulations From Gender and Development Perspectives: Some Thoughts & Suggestions for Next Steps
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza reflects upon the "Content regulations from gender and development perspective” panel organised by the Assocation of Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) at the first IGF held in Athens, Greece from 30 October to 02 November, 2006. The report highlights some of the important points raised in the discussions, and provides some follow-up…
Search history: Examining pornography on the internet
Namita Malhotra examines in this paper, the discourse of pornography in relation to the internet in India. She interrogates the Indian women's movements negotiation with issues around sexuality and censorship, as well as the various legislative, cultural, and ethical debates that intersect around this issue in recent years.
The Online Safety Toolkit
The BC Rural Women’s Network, sponsored by the Vernon Women’s Centre Society, developed this online safety toolkit addressing Online Safety for Women. This toolkit has information that addresses women’s safety when using the internet and email communications.
Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006
Women participants at the first Internet Governance Meeting (IGF) came together and issued a statement to articulate the necessity of integrating gender in this forum for policy discussions around internet governance.
Father's Rights Groups & the Backlash Against Feminists in the Online World
The document analyses the thin line between free speech and open hate, particularly in the Internet. It explores the organized backlash to feminism among men that has increasingly made itself visible in Canada and among most Western capitalist countries.
Human Rights in the Global Information Society
Does the information society help to advance human rights or does it threaten them? The publication examines ICTs as a global policy issue from various interdisciplinary perspectives.
Women and Media: International Perspectives
Women and Media: International Perspectives brings together eight international scholars to explore key issues of the gender-media relation, from an analysis of news media's coverage of women politicians, to the
marketing of 'girl power', to strategizing for equality in newsrooms.