GISWatch 2013: Setting the agenda on women’s rights, gender and ICTs

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2013 - 18:23 | 8,828 views
In the 2013 Global Information Society Watch’s institutional overview entitled "Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making":http://www.giswatch.org/institutional-overview/womens-rights-gender/who…, Heike…
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No easy reading

Posted Thu 28 Nov 2013 - 20:04 | 16,327 views
Nora Quebral (2012) - who is credited with coming up with the concept of 'development communication' in the early 70s - argued recently in an account of Asian domestic workers in the Middle East, and the right-to-drive protest by women in Saudi Arabia, that any analysis of rights is necessarily deeply contextual: “A tough question to answer would be: in which [of these two societies] do women…

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Cook Islands: Pushing for women leaders

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 16:00 | 14,486 views
The Global Information Society Watch Cook Islands report was released, written by Maureen Hilyard, Alexis Wolfgramm and Lynnsay Rongokea from the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association. Analía Lavin interviewed Maureen Hilyard, one of the authors, on the main issues women face online, on gender equality in the political system, and on the role of the media.

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Democratizing access and use of ICTs for domestic workers in Uruguay

Posted Wed 27 Nov 2013 - 15:59 | 13,915 views
The Global Information Society Watch 2013 report, written by Goñi and Ana María Laura of ICTWatch (ObservaTIC), of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, is entitled "ICTs as a means for empowerment and influence: A democratising proposal for female domestic workers in Uruguay". GenderIT.org interviewed Goñi to understand how inequality in access to and ownership of ICTs affects this sector…

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GISWatch 2013: Women’s rights, gender and ICTs

Posted Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 11:28 | 16,372 views
A new report released by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs).