e-democracy

Gender and ICT Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Re-thinking ICT development through Gender

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
This article examines the current ICTs situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, paying particular attention to the development of a National ICT Policy Strategy, and the responses towards the need to integrate gender concerns by both the women's national machinery and civil society organisations.

After sessions ending at 4 am, do gender issues count?

Dafne Sabanes Plou on 2 Jun 2010
The belief that technology is gender-neutral is still rife. Representatives of international organisations, financing institutions, and governments simply overlook gender concerns in ICTs (information and communication technologies). Dafne Plou, APC WNSP regional coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean, reflects on her recent experience at regional World Summit on the Information Society meeting in Rio, where this point was driven home once more.

Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

Dafne Sabanes Plou on 2 Jun 2010
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 />

Women in Sync: Networking for Change: The APC WNSP’s First 8 Years (Toolkit 2)

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
Networking for Change is the second volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking. It chronicles the history of the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APCWNSP) in its first 8 years of working together. In a series of articles, it examines how APCWNSP grew from a small band of women to a global network that served as an incubator of networking initiatives world-wide. It also examines emerging issues and challenges in gender and ICT policy advocacy and in the integration of new and old technologies to strengthen women's networking.

Women in Sync: Putting Beijing Online (Toolkit 1)

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
Putting Beijing Online is the first volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking drawn largely from the pioneering experiences of APCWNSP. It documents the reflections of the women (and some men) who worked onsite in Huairou and Beijing and offsite from all over the globe during the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women (UNWCW).

Women's Statement on Tunisian Human Rights Situation

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The women's group statement on the blatant violations of human rights, freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of assembly by the Tunisian government circulated during the Phase II of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (November, 2005).

Cyberdemocracy: a condition, not an outcome

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The lecture presents some potentials that the Internet offers for democracy, development and women’s empowerment; followed by barriers and limitations.

Engendering Information & Communication Technologies: Challenges & Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Development

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The brochure highlights ways on how to engender ICTs and explores the World Bank's efforts to address gender issues in information technology projects.

Women's involvement in the WSIS process (and related events) from May 2002 to December 2003

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The table maps the many meetings - both WSIS and other - in which women have partitipated which have made - or will make - input to the 'Draft Declaration and Action Plan' for the World Summit on the Information Society.<br /> <br />

Comments on WSIS Documents

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The paper outlines APCWNSP's comments on the Draft declaration of Principles (Document WSIS/PCIP/DT/1-E) of the WSIS. It emphasises the need to adopt the principle of gender-mainstreaming throughout all aspects of the WSIS Declaration and Action Plan.<br />

Roundtable and Recommendations on Women in Media

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
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.

Women, Media And Democratic Society: In Pursuit Of Rights And Freedoms

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The paper explores issues such as media employment and decision-making, media content and portrayal, and the impact of new ICTs in the field of media and gender, and relates these to policy implementation, reform and advocacy.

Co-Regulation: A New Model Of Media Regulation

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The report is based on the premise that regulation of the media is hinged on a delicate balance of collective human rights and individual freedom of speech. Particular attention is given to the portrayal of women in current media.

Policy Approaches As Enabling Frameworks

GenderIT.org on 2 Jun 2010
The paper urges the gender-advocacy movement to consider adopting new approaches to encourage the media to participate in the advancement of women.

Call For A Global Grassroots Campaign To Enhance Women's Access, Employment And Image In The Media

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The paper explores how women have been prevented from full participation in the news media, particularly in media management. The author recommends a grassroots campaign to address this issue and push for a non-discrimination policy in US newsrooms.
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