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Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,801 views
This statement on Gender and Free/Libre & Open Source Software (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangalore on 28th January - 4th February, 2005. The Statement looks at gender in the context of the camp, with an aim to inform planning of similar F/LOSS workshops in the future.

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Video Films: Women & ICT Projects in India

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,919 views
This page links to two documentary films on women and ICT that were produced in the framework of UNESCO’s pilot project 'Putting ICT in the Hands of the Poor', that are now available online. They examine the information needs of poverty stricken communities in South Asia, with a special focus on gender issues.

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GraceNet Silicon Valley

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,274 views
GraceNet is a women's network named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptography provides inspiration and encouragement for women who work in computing and related fields. This network's mission is "to promote the contributions of women in technology and to leverage the intellectual and creative capital of women."

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Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,723 views
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and...

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,901 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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Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,276 views
This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal<br /><br />and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for<br /><br />mobile and collaborative work online), particularly<br /><br />regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS<br /><br />development. The paper concludes with suggestions on<br /><br />how to...

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Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 6,778 views
This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analysis...

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The Internet as an Organizing Tool

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,104 views
The module explores the power of the Internet as an organizing tool to combat violence against women.

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Looking behind the internet: Empowering Women for Public Policy Advocacy in Central America

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,206 views
This research differentiates itself because it focuses on women and policy rather than ICTs. Thus this research is about women's needs and concerns in the real (offline) world and how public information and ICTs can contribute to solutions rather than issues such as women having internet access, or studies regarding their activities on the web.

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Changing Practice: How Domestic Violence Advocates Use Internet and Wireless Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 2,745 views
The research report describes how and why two Midwestern domestic violence organizations in the US use Internet and wireless communication technologies. Major findings of the study reveal a need for more awareness and technical assistance regarding safe and ethical Internet and wireless communication service delivery.