Gender Assessments and Research

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Teaching and the use of ICT in Hungary

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 3,622 views
It provides an overview of the context for ICT development in<br /><br />Hungary, examines the initial and especially the in-service teacher training provided to facilitate teachers' use of ICT in their pedagogical practice, notes the obstacles and some<br /><br />recent incentives for career and professional development in this field, and analyses governmental and...

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The reality of virtual reality: the internet’s impact within gender equality advocacy communities in Latin America

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 3,594 views
"ICT can impede inclusion and participation if users do not pay attention to its effects on communities and the structures of organizations themselves. Deliberate and thoughtful engagement with the technology is essential". This is one of the assumptions presented in this study, where the author analises the potential of ICT to foster democratic relations and effective strategies within...

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Women and Internet: Croatian Perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:26 | 3,951 views
Book links ICT theory and analysis with everyday lives and realities of women in Croatia and Eastern Europe.

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Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 3,089 views
This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policy and gender such as agriculture, health, traditional knowledge and biodiversity. The paper concludes by making a series of recommendations about the need for further research on critical areas.

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Globalisation and ICT: Employment Opportunities for Women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 4,767 views
In view of international focus on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, and the close connection of gender equality to achieving these Goals, the paper addresses women&#8217;s use of ICTs in the six areas identified in the MDG as critical to achieving poverty reduction, as well as the potential use of ICTs to promote gender equality in poverty reduction strategies. It...

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Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 4,312 views
The emphasis on ICT as a tool of economic and social empowerment for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacy and project work by NGOs as well as for policy intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women&#8217;s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.<br /><br /><br />

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Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunities

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 3,741 views
The paper is based on the premise that any strategies to increase the participation of women in the information economy will increase national IT capacity, reduce poverty, and help to raise the national standard of living. It summarises international discourse on the connections between gender equality and poverty reduction, and defines the context of the knowledge society, including the digital...

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Policy Approaches As Enabling Frameworks

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 3,053 views
The paper urges the gender-advocacy movement to consider adopting new approaches to encourage the media to participate in the advancement of women.

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 2,863 views
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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Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:24 | 3,697 views
The publication points out that CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs are mutually supporting processes and proposes ways on how to enhance the synergy among these processes to achieve gender equality.