Gender Assessments and Research

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South Africa: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 9,764 views
Two key debates are examined in the paper by Shereen Essof: censorship versus freedom of expression and privacy versus surveillance. She looks at the practices of VAW in a country with the world's highest reported rate of femicide and where there is little understanding of the strategic use of ICTs to support combating VAW as well as recognizing new avenues for perpetrating violence against...

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Uganda: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 11,443 views
Aramanzan Madanda, Berna Ngolobe and Goretti Zavuga Amuriat look at how ICTs have been used to help provide spaces for women and sexual minorities. Sexual minorities have a presence on the internet to articulate concerns of members and raise awareness. Women’s mobile phone use is controlled by their husbands, who either give or withold permission to use and dictate when and how. Some women have...

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Is Google Violating Women's Rights?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,751 views
This article explores the potential impact of Google Inc.'s AdWords advertising policy update on access to critical information on women's sexual reproductive health.

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EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 7,541 views
This policy review is produced by Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño as part of the APC WNSP <a href="http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexuality-and" target="_blank">EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet</a> project. This document is intended for the development of the EROTICS' research policy framework and...

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EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 8,403 views
This literature review produced by Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh is part of the APC WNSP <a href="http://www.apc.org/en/projects/erotics-exploratory-research-project-sexuality-and" target="_blank">EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet</a> project. This document is intended for the development of the EROTICS' research...

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African Copyright & Access to Knowledge Project

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,974 views
The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project examines the relationship between national copyright environments and access to knowledge in African countries. The project is probing this relationship within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework - a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law. The project works...

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Gender dimensions of intellectual property and traditional medical knowledge

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,788 views
This paper examines the discussion on intellectual property rights (IP) for traditional knowledge (TK) in medicine from a gender perspective. It argues that a gender analysis of these issues adds to the understanding of how trade decisions can have important and unintended impacts on the lives of disempowered people.

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Gender and Electronic Privacy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,369 views
This site is designed to elucidate types of privacy violations that have been used to exploit women in particular, including cyberstalking, pretexting, and video voyeurism. It focus on electronic privacy.

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,127 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...

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Assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund from a Gender Perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,545 views
In 2006, the Uganda Women Caucus on ICT (UWCI) together with WOUGNET as its secretariat conducted an assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) from a gender perspective. The focus was to look at the project selection criteria, to examine the benefits of the supported projects to both men and women, to assess the contribution of the supported projects in reducing gender gaps,...