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HIV/AIDS and Information and Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 2,704 views
The purpose of this review is to look at the role of ICTs in addressing the challenge of HIV / AIDS. The report provides an overview of HIV/AIDS, the ways ICTs are being used to address the pandemic, and some preliminary information on the views of those working in developing countries.<br />

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Gender perspectives on health and safety in information processing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,161 views
This study looks at the specific health hazards which have been attributed to work with computers, and more specifically to the work situation of inputting or manipulating text or data. In particular, it examines RSI-repetitive strain injuries, which can lead to a total inability to carry out many tasks. The study is a part of the book entitled "Women encounter technology: Changing Patterns...

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,959 views
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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New reproductive technologies, ethics and gender: the legislative process in Brazil

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,661 views
This article presents an analysis of the conduct of the Brazilian legislative process regarding new reproductive technologies. The main counter point is the debate that took place in the United Kingdom, in particular with the publication of the Warnock Report and the suggestions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

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Missing: Information About Women&#8217;s Lives

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 2,444 views
The paper highlights four key areas that affect women and girls where priorities have changed, funding has been cut, research findings distorted, important social differences masked, and critical committees and programs dismantled. <br />

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Tackling Debates and Challenges of New Reproductive Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 1,850 views
The primer is a guide to the current debates on new reproductive technologies (NRTs), how they are changing political landscapes, and their potential effects on women's human rights.

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Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 2,592 views
This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policy and gender such as agriculture, health, traditional knowledge and biodiversity. The paper concludes by making a series of recommendations about the need for further research on critical areas.

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Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 3,333 views
The emphasis on ICT as a tool of economic and social empowerment for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacy and project work by NGOs as well as for policy intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women&#8217;s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.<br /><br /><br />

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Roundtable and Recommendations on Women in Media

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:25 | 2,496 views
The presentations dealt with women's employment in the media, the images of women portrayed by the media, policy issues to be addressed by decision-makers, and women as media decision-makers.

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Creating a Development Dynamic: Final Report of the Digital Opportunity Initiative

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:23 | 3,509 views
The report covers ICT applications in health, education, participatory democracy and environmental movements.