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Exploring Mechanisms to Stimulate the Increased Participation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: International Experiences

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 2,982 views
The document is the first part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. It describes international experiences, with particular emphasis on Finland, that provide insights for consideration in addressing South Africa's needs on on stimulating the participation of women in high-level ICTs.

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Supporting Women's ICT-Based Enterprises: A Handbook for Agencies in Development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,414 views
The Handbook was designed for two purposes: (1) to help government and NGO officials to plan, initiate, evaluate and improve ICT-based enterprise projects for women; and (2) for facilitated use by groups of poor women themselves who want to start up, manage and improve ICT-based enterprises.

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Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,423 views
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender...

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Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,210 views
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.

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Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,743 views
<br /><br />The module aims to address the inherent gender disparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa. <br /><br /><br /><br />Social and economic development of a country is closely linked to the educational level of its female population. The under-representation and under-achievement of girls in science and technology...

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ICT for Development Success Stories: Youth, Poverty and Gender

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 5,096 views
The 100-page publication highlights initiatives that are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to make a real and meaningful difference in communities around the world, no matter how disadvantaged or isolated they may be. These stories on Youth, Poverty and Gender intend to provide snapshots of the learning process that accompanies the introduction and implementation of ICTs in...

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Putting ICTs in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and "Chikan" Embroidery Workers of Lucknow: Project Evaluation Methodology

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 3,611 views
This report document is based on a field trip by Dr. Janice Brodman, which aimed to help Datamation Foundation (DF) ensure that their evaluation instruments provide information/data needed to measure project achievements against objectives, and also introduced the infoDev Framework to the DF evaluation team.

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Women and Media: International Perspectives

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 3,570 views
<em><br /> <br />Women and Media: International Perspectives</em> 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<br /> <br />marketing of 'girl power', to strategizing for equality in newsrooms.

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MEDIA BRIEF: Paddling in Circles while the Waters Rise - Gender Issues in ICTs and Poverty Reduction

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,754 views
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.

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Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,505 views
This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society (IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action...