Gender Assessments and Research

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Women in Sync: Putting Beijing Online (Toolkit 1)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 4,787 views
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).

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MEDIA BRIEF: Cultivating Violence Through Technology? Exploring the Connections between Internet Communication Technologies and Violence Against Women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 5,394 views
This brief is a condensed version of the issue paper with the same title written by Jac sm Kee for APC WNSP. The 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...

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From words to facts: gender equity in the acces and use of the internet by Latin American Youth

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,581 views
This presentation shows some of the results of a survey realized by the Catedra Unesco Mujer, Ciencia y Tecnologia en América Latina, focusing on programs aiming at providing access and training to the youth on the use of ICTs in América Latina.

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MEDIA BRIEF: Paddling in Circles while the Waters Rise - Gender Issues in ICTs and Poverty Reduction

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,788 views
Can ICTs help reduce poverty? This paper examines poverty from many different angles: from its definition to systemic causes of global poverty, as well as tools used to address poverty. The study is the part of APC WNSP issue papers series on ICTs for women's rights.

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A Techno-Feminist Perspective on the Free/Libre Open Source

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,745 views
This paper tries to analyse the FLOSS development from a <br /><br />"techno-feminist" perspective (Wajcman 2004). Staying away from a reductionism that simplifies the gender issue in the FLOSS community to the level of a fight between men and women, the issues I attempt to address include not only the inequality that women face in computing, but also other inequalities that...

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In the spotlight: gender experiences and ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,558 views
This study presents the current status of Gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) based on the survey of related projects, research and actions from the standpoint of various social stakeholders: state, private sector, academia and the civil society. This work focuses on the application of the gender perspective – whether explicit or not.

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World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,510 views
This document presents an analysis of the context in which many of the scenarios linked to the WSIS are set - binded to other issues such as global commerce, human rights and Internet governance. The author affirms that the development of these scenarios impact directly the WSIS agenda, excepting the issues related to human rights, which are not raising enough concern to the UN member states.

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Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,812 views
This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society (IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action...

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Digital Dangers: Information & Communication Technologies and Trafficking in Women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 6,394 views
This discussion paper asks if new technologies are re-shaping or facilitating trafficking, and/or if the use of ICTs in trafficking will change the way we understand other issues. For example, how should we think about the distribution of women's images against their will; can we talk about trafficking in images, and what relation does this have to the debate about pornography? It explores...

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Status of Research on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,739 views
The report give an overview of the current state of research undertaken in the area of the information society . Five essential subjects were selected for more detailed exploration: gender equality, cultural and linguistic diversity, freedom of expression, people with disabilities, and universal access and infoethics .