Gender & ICTs

MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting

Location: 
Chartfield Guesthouse, Kalk Bay
Date and time: 
Feb 3 2010 (All day) - Feb 5 2010 (All day)

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop

Location: 
Johannesburg (possibly Garden Place Guest House)
Date and time: 
Mar 24 2010 - 9:00am - Mar 27 2010 - 5:00pm

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.

What is Internet Governance? And why does it matter for women’s rights?

APCNews, Costa Rica
What is Internet Governance? And why does it matter for women’s rights?
21 January 2010

Women’s rights advocates have made policy-setting inroads into many spaces that affect women’s lives – governments, schools, religious organizations, health care systems and economies. But what about the virtual space of the internet? The recent Internet Governance Forum provided opportunities to critique, expand and transform the dialogue around issues that impact women in gendered ways, including access, privacy, security, the control of one’s information, and regulation of sexual content. This analysis sources APC and APC’s policy and gender site GenderIT.org.

Telecentres in Uganda do not appeal to rural women

CALGARY 21 January 2010 (LC for APCNews)

In rural Uganda, telecentres that have been established to promote rural access to information and foster development are not getting the results they had hoped for. Using the APC WNSP’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) to understand why this is so, UgaBYTES, a Uganda-based NGO that works to promote access to ICTs in rural East Africa, has found that beyond the common obstacles to access like technical infrastructure, connection costs and computer literacy, women face numerous additional barriers if they want to use ICTs to improve their lives.

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Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country using APC GEM

17 December 2009
MONTEVIDEO 17 December 2009 (APC) -

The Dominican Republic is the first Latin American country to act on their commitments to involve women in the information society nationwide.

Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country

SANTO DOMINGO 17 December 2009 (El Nuevo Diario)

The Dominican Republic is the first Latin American country to act on their commitments to involve women in the information society nationwide. This Caribbean island nation of ten million has promised to include a “gender perspective” in every information and communications technology initiative and policy developed by the government from now on. “This is great news for women’s equality in the Dominican Republic,” said APC’s Dafne Plou who trained government officials in November. “And it’s potentially a breakthrough for millions of other women in Latin America because the Dominican Republic is leading Latin American governments’ thinking around gender and technology as part of the regional eLAC2010 plan”. The tool the Dominicans have chosen to design and evaluate all the public policies is the APC gender evaluation methodology (GEM).

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EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review

By Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh (January 2009, APC WNSP )
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Day 8 of Take Back the Tech! The Great Pornography Debate - What's the harm?

KUALA LUMPUR 2 December 2009 (Take Back the Tech! for APC)
Take Back The Tech
Is porn harmful? Does it contribute to violence against women? Should it be censored? Is it misunderstood? Are there many types of sexual expressions that get clumped under one category of "pornography"? Does the internet actually provide opportunities to allow for more diverse expression of sexualities? Does it have benefits instead? What kind? Who should regulate it? The user of porn? The makers of porn? The gatekeepers of the internet? The government? The consumer association? No one? What's your take? Share your opinion and stories on the Take Back The Tech! Great Debate on Online Pornography.
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