Gender Assessments and Research

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 14:00 | 6,077 views
This report emerges from research carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina between July 2013 and April 2014 by One World Platform for South East Europe (OWPSEE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a seven-country project entitled “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”.

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The 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' research: Final meeting report

Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 - 13:10 | 4,097 views
The final meeting of the ‘Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society’(CITIGEN) research network was organized by IT for Change in Bangalore in February 2012. The CITIGEN research programme studies whether marginalised women benefit from new information and communication technologies and whether the internet and mobile phones strengthened their active citizenship. The final meeting of...

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Critically absent: Women in internet governance. A policy advocacy toolkit

Posted Tue 3 Apr 2012 - 13:09 | 16,976 views
The women's movement has always had the ability to make the invisible visible and grant it a political character. This toolkit encourages women and their organisations to engage in political discussions regarding internet development with a vision of inclusion, fairness and respect for women's rights. The authors' vision is that the toolkit be used to raise awareness and encourage...

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EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet - an exploratory research study

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 13:47 | 24,065 views
How is the internet a key public sphere for the struggle for sexual citizenship and the exercise of sexual rights? What is its value to a diversity of users, especially those most marginalised or discriminated against because of their sexual, gender or other forms of social identity? Why do arguments for the regulation of the internet anchor on the moral imperative to regulate sexuality? Who are...

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Pakistan: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 - 09:25 | 5,957 views
Access to mobile technology is increasing rapidly in Pakistan, and women are also gaining access, albeit at a slower rate than men. Kyla Pasha examines how mobile technology is ripe for use in strategies of empowerment, as long as access to technology is accompanied by training and orientation.

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EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet - summary report

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 14:33 | 13,372 views
What is the value of the internet in the exercise of sexual rights? From 2008 to 2010, the EROTICS research sought to answer this question, aiming to bridge the gap between policy and legislative measures that regulate content and practice on the internet, and the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The summary report provides...

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Because I am a girl: Digital and urban frontiers 2010

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 00:00 | 4,747 views
The report focuses on the lives of adolescents in two of the current scenarios of faster growth: the urban environment and the digital world. Both have new opportunities for girls and young women but also risks that have hardly been investigated and regulated. Prejudice and poverty exclude millions of girls from taking advantages of the transformative possibilities that cities and information and...

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Congo: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 11:39 | 5,137 views
In Congo, Sylvie Niombo explores the intersection of VAW and ICTs, where mobile phone use appears to be the primary vehicle used to perpetrate VAW using ICTs. SMS and phone calls are used by some men to harass women and girls. Male monitoring of women’s use of mobile phones leads to blurring of privacy issues and power relations between men and women are reflected by who has the resources to buy...

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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 - 23:48 | 6,639 views
This is a funky introductory video which explains the Bechdel Test or Mo Movie Test, three simple rules that make it horribly clear how absent women are on the big screen.

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Violence against women and ICT

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 11:35 | 10,088 views
In the context of a country with one of the world's worst human rights records, women and girls are the victims of sexual violence perpetrated mostly by combatants from both sides. However, Sylvie Niombo finds in this paper that the intersections between violence against women and girls and ICTs in the DRC are not well established. The internet makes it possible to share experiences and...