Gender & ICTs

GenARDIS 2002 - 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture

18 October 2010
JOHANNESBURG 18 October 2010 (APC) -

A new publication which tells the story of a small grants programme that has awarded seed funding to grassroots groups to introduce or increase the use of ICTs to improve women’s livelihoods and status in agricultural and rural parts of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific for almost a decade has just been published.

Feminist Tech Exchange (2) - Philippines

Date and time: 
Nov 3 2010 - 9:00am - Nov 8 2010 - 5:00am

This second FTX will focus on digital Storytelling.

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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Small tech grants, big differences for rural women

CAPE TOWN 20 September 2010 (Jennifer Radloff for GenARDIS)

Women in rural areas play a central role in the agricultural economy of their region, which means that they often work long hours, leaving little time for learning how to use new technologies. Yet, access to new technologies affect both men and women in remote areas. In a new publication, GenARDIS 2002 – 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture Jenny Radloff explores how seed grants that were disbursed to innovative initiatives counter these barriers and contribute to gender-aware ICT policy advocacy. Photo by Mekelle University

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Gender, agriculture and ICTs: What you can do with 7000 euros

MONTEVIDEO 20 September 2010 (APC for GenARDIS)

In Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo, women’s cassava root crops were being destroyed by pests but thanks to some internet training, they increased their healthy crop production and agricultural knowledge. In the Dominican Republic, women from an agro-processing cooperative learned to better manage their production thanks to an ICT training -many of them were 50 years old or more, which is “old” and “good for nothing” by rural Dominican standards. Find out more about what GenARDIS projects were able to achieve with small grants of about 7000 euros. Photo by Fundación Taïguey

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Seven policy tips to ensure rural women equal access to ICTs

20 September 2010 (Sonia Jorge for APC)

Illiteracy, lack of electricity and poor infrastructure are just some of the challenges that are preventing rural women from benefiting from ICTs. But these gender-related challenges are often overlooked by policy makers, and policies that are developed that don’t consider the specific context of rural men and women are more likely to fail, as they will not meet the needs of everyone equally. This is why the inclusion of gender must be considered in the policy process. What exactly can local and national policy makers do in order to address some of these issues? Policy analyst Sonia Jorge gives some insights. Photo by ARDA

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Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops

By Angela M. Kuga Thas, Chat Garcia Ramilo and Dafne Sabanes Plou (May 2010, APC )

The Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops contains a collection of examples taken from the experiences and learning insights of GEM facilitators who have led workshops across different regions and various contexts. It was written on the premise of “facilitator as learner” and mirrors the principles of learning that you are encouraged to use in your work.

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Straight from the IGF: Three women write about IG issues as they relate to them

CALGARY

For IGF first-timers and veterans, listening to people talk about issues related to internet governance has created a snowball effect of thoughts.

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