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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 - 05:34 | 2,835 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 - 05:34 | 3,286 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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Civil Society Input at the Opening Session of IGF

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 2,928 views
The civil society input delivered by Natasha Primo from Women'sNet (South Africa) during the Opening Session of the Internet Governance Forum (October, 2006). In her speech, she put forward five challenges facing the IGF: extending a human rights culture within the information society; making internet access universal and affordable; building capacity for developing country participation...

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Do Not Look at Porn...

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 5,086 views
The video presents different perspectives on pornography in the context of internet and other media. This presentation was prepared for the panel “Content regulations from gender and development perspective” organized by APC WNSP during the first Internet Governance Forum (Athens, October 2006).

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Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,075 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 - 05:34 | 3,570 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 - 05:34 | 4,996 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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Human Rights in the Global Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 3,263 views
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.

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Women and Media: International Perspectives

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 3,492 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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Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 3,543 views
Connecting Locally, Acting Globally is the third volume of Women in Sync. Women from diverse geographies and cultures tell how their communities are defining the Internet, and how they are themselves redefined by the experience. The telling comes in different tones: some voices were are terse, some verbosevoluble, and some quietly passionate. But all are, in the end, inspiring.<br />