Gender Assessments and Research

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A Manual of Possible Interventions to Improve the Situation of Women in High-Level ICTs in South Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,981 views
The document is the third part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. The Manual of Possible Interventions maps out six possible programmes with a breakdown of activities and possible role players to take these actions forward.

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Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in South Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,505 views
The document is the second part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. The report looks at how girls and women are progressing (or not) in the education system and the workplace.<br /> <br /><br />

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Exploring Mechanisms to Stimulate the Increased Participation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: International Experiences

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,793 views
The document is the first part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. It describes international experiences, with particular emphasis on Finland, that provide insights for consideration in addressing South Africa's needs on on stimulating the participation of women in high-level ICTs.

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E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,384 views
The paper explores to what extent the women in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh have been able to access and to use e-governance initiatives, as compared their male counterparts, and how far these e-governance initiatives been able to address and include the needs of women.

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Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,409 views
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender...

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Francophone Women's Groups in Minority Situations and ICTs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,893 views
“Francophone women are less likely to use the internet than Anglophone women (40.4% compared with 55.3%, respectively)" says a survey report released lately on the Womyn's Voices website. In the spring of 2002, 50 women’s groups working in minority situations in Canada were surveyed on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The project's scope is limited,...

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Father's Rights Groups & the Backlash Against Feminists in the Online World

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,054 views
The document analyses the thin line between free speech and open hate, particularly in the Internet. It explores the organized backlash to feminism among men that has increasingly made itself visible in Canada and among most Western capitalist countries.

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Human Rights in the Global Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 4,160 views
Does the information society help to advance human rights or does it threaten them? The publication examines ICTs as a global policy issue from various interdisciplinary perspectives.

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Women and Media: International Perspectives

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 3,925 views
<em><br /> <br />Women and Media: International Perspectives</em> brings together eight international scholars to explore key issues of the gender-media relation, from an analysis of news media's coverage of women politicians, to the<br /> <br />marketing of 'girl power', to strategizing for equality in newsrooms.

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 5,155 views
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...