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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. Since 2006, Mavic has been a member of the GenderIT.org pool of writers.

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Finding a difficult balance: Human rights, law enforcement and cyber violence against women

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 10,529 views
GenderIT writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza probed on new analytical frameworks of violence against women taking into account cyber violence and the challenges and dilemmas women activists confront as they struggle to address this relatively new dimension of gender injustice. She spoke with two women activists who are at the forefront of advocacy on violence against women at the national and...

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Money for tech? Tech and money? Facilitating women’s engagement in the financing discourse through the use of ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 5,582 views
IreenDubel.jpgIreen Dubel, the manager of the gender, women and development programme of Hivos is an active participant in discussions on financing for women and development work. Hivos, Ireen’s organisation, is one of the few...

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Birthing Choices and Challenges—Understanding the new reproductive technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 6,932 views
Kim Surkan is a gender studies professor. She recently gave birth to her son who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. GenderIT.org writer, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Kim about some controversies surrounding the use of new reproductive technologies and genetic selection. They also discuss the role of the information and communication technologies in new reproductive practices...

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Mommy knows best, or perhaps the church, or maybe the school? A conversation on online content regulation

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 5,105 views
Who decides on what we should see and not see online? Should parents decide on behalf of their children? Or should it be the church? Or the school? Are women and children better left alone? Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Senior Programme Associate of the International Women’s Tribune Centre and a member of the GenderIt blogging team at the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that took place in Athens,...

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Reclaiming women’s space at the peace table : the Peacebuilding Cyberdialogue as a model of using ICTs for peacebuilding

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 9,318 views
Women are particularly impacted by war and violent conflicts - both as survivors as well as, crucially, being at the forefront of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza shares the Peacebuilding Cyberdialogue, a collaborative effort between the International Women's Tribune Centre and Isis WICCE, that brings together 40 women's organisations all over...

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Gender and ICT Issues at Women's World Congress

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,791 views
Gender and ICT advocates from all world regions joined some 2,000 other women activists at the Women's Worlds Congress 2005, Korea, June 19-24. The advocates met separately for 2 days at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005). The meeting produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration which outlines gender issues and...

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Sexuality, Identity and Digital Spaces (October 6, 2007)

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2007 - 19:11 | 3,563 views
The panel discussion was chaired by Avri Doria, Adjunct Professor, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). There were 2 panelists namely, Namita Malhotra, a legal researcher at the Alternative Law Forum in India and Cecilia Sardenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology of the Federal University of the Bahia, Director of NIEM, Brazil. Namita’s presentation was fascinating. She spoke...

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¿Bueno o malo? ¿Dañino o no? ¿Legal o ilegal? – el desafío de regular contenidos de internet

Posted Tue 7 Nov 2006 - 14:50 | 2,756 views
¿Qué es contenido dañino? ¿Qué constituye contenido ilegal? ¿Qué es pornografía? ¿Deberían ser regulados los contenidos? Estas fueron algunas de la preguntas clave que se les hicieron a los participantes en el panel de discusión de hoy “Normas de contenido desde una perspectiva de género y desarrollo”, organizado por el PARM de APC.

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La apertura del FGI : Armando el escenario (¿dispar en género?)

Posted Tue 7 Nov 2006 - 14:49 | 3,200 views
Se abre el FGI en la cuna de la democracia. ¿Dónde están las mujeres?

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2 November: Dynamic coalition, the new buzzword

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:37 | 3,291 views
There's a new buzzword in the ICT circle. Everyone was talking of forming dynamic coalitions as the 1st IGF in Athens concluded on 02 November 2006.