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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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3 November: IGF sums up, puts forward recommendations; women’s groups identify next steps

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:29 | 3,516 views
The 1st IGF concluded on November 2nd in Athens. Women's groups formed the Gender in WSIS Implementation Network (GenWin) as one of the dynamic coalitions.

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2 November: The IGF Experiment is a Success - if women take part in setting the agenda

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 12:48 | 3,474 views
Organizers and participants in the Internet Governance Forum in Athens declared it a success. Women's groups in the IGF demanded for parity in women's participation in the next IGF in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in November 2007.

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30 October: Silence on the Platform - Question on gender dimension of internet governance, answered with total silence

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 08:29 | 4,323 views
GenderIt blogging team member Mavic Cabrera-Balleza raised a question on the gender dimension of internet governance during one of the main plenaries in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum. The answer she got was very telling: total silence!

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31 October: Good or bad? Harmful or not? Legal or illegal? – the challenge of regulating internet content

Posted Wed 1 Nov 2006 - 09:21 | 3,430 views
Who defines what is harmful and illegal internet content? How do we regulate online content? Participants in the panel discussion “Content regulations from gender and development perspective” organized by the Association for Progressive Communications - Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum debate on these contentious points.

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Why are we here? Women participants at the IGF told us why they came to Athens

Posted Tue 31 Oct 2006 - 13:18 | 4,904 views
GenderIt blogging team member Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is interviewing women participants in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum in Athens to find out their agenda in coming to the IGF. CHECK OUT the comments under the article!

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30 October 2006: Internet Governance Forum - What is it All About?

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:41 | 3,174 views
Quite a number of women --including those who have been following gender and ICT discussions--are having a difficulty understanding Internet Governance as a concept. Needless to say, we have encountered quite a number of questions on what the Internet Governance Forum is.

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30 October 2006: IGF Opening - Setting the (Gender Disparate?) Scene

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:36 | 3,157 views
It's not a huge surprise but still a big disappointment: women are a very small minority in today's opening of the first Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece.