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What’s Gender got to do with IT?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,053 views
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are being used by women’s organisations to communicate their own agendas and perspectives in order to effect women’s empowerment and social change. But women also need to be involved in the policy processes that define access to and use of these ICTs. This was the message of participants in a panel hosted by the Association for Progressive...

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Where is women´s “J” spot?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,171 views
As the international community prepares to join the United Nation’s 49th Session of the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW), women media practitioners are asking: where is women’s “J” spot? Despite the fact that the latform for Action (PFA) contemplates Section “J” in Chapter 3, about Women and Media, the issue is hardly found in the provisional agenda for the evaluation process. The U.N....

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Gender and ICT policies: how do we start this discussion?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,676 views
"Although the women’s movement has adopted ICTs in their work as an important tool, it has given little attention to ICT policies". This and many other issues were discussed in the workshop “Networking for Change and Empowerment: Building a Feminist Agenda for ICT Policies” that APC Women’s Networking Support Programme and APC LAC ICT Policies Monitor organised during the World Social Forum, in...

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Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - Report of the Secretary-General

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,925 views
The UN Secretary-General's report (E/CN.6/2010/2) in preparation for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women who undertook the 15 year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BpfA), including the section J – Women and Media. Media and ICT are mentioned throughout the Report as important tools for awareness raising and information dissemination, for example, under...

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Privacy, Openness, Online Advertising and Online Behavioral Targeting Advertising

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,109 views
<p><br />This paper was presented at the "<a href="http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/index.php/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=WSProposals2009View&wspid=263">Privacy Protection, Openness and Online Behavioral Targeting Advertising</a>" workshop, at the 2009 Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh. Graciela Selaiman interrogates the impact...

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Is Google Violating Women's Rights?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,801 views
This article explores the potential impact of Google Inc.'s AdWords advertising policy update on access to critical information on women's sexual reproductive health.

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EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 5,875 views
This policy review is produced by Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño as part of the APC WNSP <a href="http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexuality-and" target="_blank">EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet</a> project. This document is intended for the development of the EROTICS' research policy framework and...

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EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 6,652 views
This literature review produced by Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh is part of the APC WNSP <a href="http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexuality-and" target="_blank">EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet</a> project. This document is intended for the development of the EROTICS' research...

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Statement of the Gender DC for the Taking Stock and Moving Forward Session 2008

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,378 views
The statement of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Gender presented at the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India,on the 6 of December 2008.

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Gender dimensions of intellectual property and traditional medical knowledge

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,480 views
This paper examines the discussion on intellectual property rights (IP) for traditional knowledge (TK) in medicine from a gender perspective. It argues that a gender analysis of these issues adds to the understanding of how trade decisions can have important and unintended impacts on the lives of disempowered people.