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Internet governance issues on sexuality and women's rights

By APC WNSP (October 2010, GenderIT.org )

In preparation for the 2010 IGF, this briefing document highlights key issues on internet regulation that are relevant for gender equality and sexuality. It also brings to the debate findings from various research initiatives undertaken by APC and key partners, including a cross-country research initiative – EROTICS – that is being conducted in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States.

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Concept note to Singrid Rausing Trust: Women Rights Program

Concept note submitted to Singrid Rausing Trust Women Rights Programme.

Publication date: 
September 2010

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop

Date and time: 
Mar 24 2010 - Mar 27 2010

Venue

Country: 
South Africa
Related projects: 
GenARDIS

Organisers

apc_events: 
APC
Other- name of organisation: 
APC

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process.

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Location: 
Johannesburg (possibly Garden Place Guest House)

Concept to UNIFEM by APC and DNet

This is a concept note submitted by APC and DNet to the UNIFEM Gender Equality Fund on 02 October 2009.

Publication date: 
October 2009

APC-Africa-Women HIVOS Evaluation

Conversations around ICT, gender and building women’s networks in Africa. An evaluation comissioned by HIVOS to review and evaluate and make recommendations to AAW on activities funded by HIVOS since 2005.
The general purpose of this consultancy is to evaluate to what extent objectives – as formulated in the contract – have been achieved and whether the implementation strategy used was effective. Additionally the evaluation is expected to provide an analysis of chosen intervention strategies and to identify recommendations for strengthening the AAW.

Strategies:

1. Building women’s capacity for strategic use of ICT use (part of Hivos contract)
1.1. WNSP/AAW members have increased technical skills, are networking with more women technicians and are shaping ICT tools for women
1.2. Women and their organisations are aware of and trained to in the use of affordable, appropriate and innovative tools and applications in order to strengthen their network and raise the profile of content produced by women
1.3. Through AAW’s links to APC programmes, APC members and other networks, women have increased access to opportunities for training and capacity building

2. Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) (part of Hivos contract)
The effective application of the Gender Evaluation Methodology for ICT Initiatives (GEM) by ICT practitioners, donor agencies and international organisations.

3. Gender and ICT Policy advocacy (part of Hivos contract)
3.1. Participation of AAW in policy events and activities towards creating a visible, national and regional policy advocacy movement with a strong gender and ICT agenda.
3.2. Contribution of African and Francophone content to Genderit.org
3.3. participation in “TakebacktheTech” Campaign

4. Network building
4.1. An engaged AAW network, more integrated into other APC programmes and with an expanded and strengthened membership base, sharing opportunities and working together on joint projects
4.2. AAW’s lead involvement in UNDAW training, GenARDIS, Harambee and Grace facilitating opportunities for AAW members and APC Africa members
4.3. Coverage of AAW and AAW member activities, news and events in APCNews, Chakula, APC blogs.

5. AAW Sustainability strategy
Accessing opportunities such as Grace, Harambee, GenARDIS and UNDAW enables AAW to generate income, create opportunities for AAW members.

Location: 
India
Publication date: 
December 2008

Connecting gender, agriculture and the information society: GenARDIS kick-off workshop

MONTEVIDEO 13 November 2008 (AL for GenARDIS)

Seven women and thirteen men from Anglophone and Francophone Africa and the Caribbean met during the last days of September in Gorée Island, Senegal. They have many things in common, but one in particular is their ability to make innovative connections in gender, agriculture and information and communication technologies (ICTs). This ability has led them to be finalists of the Gender, Agricultural and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund.

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GenARDIS Workshop

Date and time: 
Sep 26 2008 - Sep 30 2008

Venue

Country: 
Senegal

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
APC WNSP
Other information
Location: 
Goree Institute, Goree Island

GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives

Date and time: 
Jan 18 2009 - Jan 21 2009

Venue

Country: 
Lao PDR

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
APC WNSP

Localisation projects are often deemed as gender neutral, having a prime focus of developing localised technology only.

Other information
Location: 
Vientiane (hotel venue to be determined)

Breaking stereotypes about women, girls and technology in the Czech Republic

PRAGUE 14 August 2008 (Lenka Simerska for APC WNSP)

Taking control of technology for women’s advocacy took a different tack in the Czech Republic, where APC WNSP Europe introduced the project “Women into IT” to challenge stereotypes around women and ICTs and attract more women into the IT field.

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