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Gender issues at all levels – from policy formulation to implementation

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,559 views
Sonia Jorge is an expert in telecommunications regulation, economics and public policy and have been working as a consultant in the fields of communications policy and regulation, gender and development with experience in different countries and regions. Specialized in gender analysis and ICT policies, Sonia shares in this interview to GenderIT her vision on the critical needs for gender and ICT...

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Mobile Help-line for Women Tops Gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,813 views
Pallitathya, an innovative Mobile Help-Line programme via cell phones for underprivileged women in rural Bangladesh beat thirty other entries from all over the Asia-Pacific to win this year's Gender and Information & Communication Technology (GICT) Awards sponsored by the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) and the Global Knowledge...

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Women developing FLOSS - freedom for knowlege free from prejudice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,083 views
Sulamita Garcia is a 28-year-old consultant who specialises in Unix systems and is completely enthusiastic about free and open source software. She is responsible for the LinuxChix Brasil project. In this interview for GenderIT, Sulamita tells about the recent experience of LinuxChix Brasil, which is delivering online courses on FLOSS for women. She speaks about prejudice, stereotypes and the...

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Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years of effort to change the situation?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,695 views
The European Symposium on Gender & ICT started as an 'ad hoc' invitation in 2003, with organisers expecting 10-20 participants. Instead, more than 100 abstracts were received and participants came from "all over the world". The scenario repeated itself this year, with people from Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, USA as well as Europe. A great opportunity to meet researchers as well as women...

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ICTs break Sharia compliances in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,699 views
Information communication technologies (ICTs) have broken sharia compliances as the women farmers in Nigeria learned how to make their own video films and also take still pictures. However african women continue to face tough challenges in their battle to get their voices and concerns heard in development matters, as revealed a case study of women farmers of Kano in Nigeria presented by Salamatu...

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Engendering Rural Information Systems in Indonesia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 4,259 views
The study aims at identifying policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to ICTs and promote rural development in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysis, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy,...

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ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,458 views
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.<br />

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,773 views
Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender and ICT. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's...

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A Manual of Possible Interventions to Improve the Situation of Women in High-Level ICTs in South Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 2,966 views
The document is the third part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. The Manual of Possible Interventions maps out six possible programmes with a breakdown of activities and possible role players to take these actions forward.

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Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in South Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,370 views
The document is the second part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. The report looks at how girls and women are progressing (or not) in the education system and the workplace.<br /> <br /><br />