Gender & ICTs

APCNews 118 – Filipino men and telecentres, Bangladesh and culture

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APCNews – April 15 2010 – Year XI Issue 118
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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A new study on rural internet use in the Philippines has found that women use telecentres socially.

Technology lifts status for many African women

Kenya

For the last decade, cultural issues as well as a lack of information, capital and opportunity have been advanced as reasons why there are few women in technology-related businesses in Africa, but trends are slowly changing.

The emergence of mobile money services led by the growth of GSM networks has allowed many women to work from their homes or trading centers, helping them avoid traveling lo

Why small grants for Gender and agriculture in the information society?

Johannesburg

Why GenARDIS?

GenARDIS round III grantees at the final workshop in JohannesburgGenARDIS round III grantees at the final workshop in JohannesburgGenARDIS is for the deaf woman in Ethiopia who can now generate her own income through digital photography.

Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused?

NEW YORK 27 March 2010 (AL and KAH for APC)

Harvesting peachHarvesting peachSmallholders in the desert region of Huaral depend on irrigation cooperatives to water their crops. For ten years one coop association has been developing an information system based on telecentres to help them to make informed agricultural decisions. But the system is being under-utilised and they decided to find what was going wrong. Using APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) they found that older people and women over 40 were being left behind. While decision-making spaces are still mainly all-male, at least some issues identified by women are now on the table.

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Fifteen years later: Beijing action platform just keeping its head above water

PRAGUE 25 March 2010 (GenderIT.org for GenderIT.org)

The Beijing conference in 1995 left participants feeling hope and anticipation for the change that was about to come for women and girls across the world. Fifteen years later, the Beijing + 15 conference in New York city is taking look at how close we have come to ending violence against women. The GenderIT.org team tracks the elusive “J-spot”, (section J in the UN Beijing action platform that calls for action in the area of media policy on gender issues, the image of women in the media, and increased participation in decision making) and analyses its progress. While headway has been made in these major areas, somethings also seem to have been overlooked – emerging issues related to privacy and security, especially how new technologies like cell phones can infringe on privacy and personal safety were not addressed. This issue of GenderIT.org digs a littler deeper into the conference, the action platform and what’s to come. Photo: National Media Museum

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APCNews 117 – Peruvian farmers, Bolivian broadband

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APCNews 117 – Peruvian farmers, Bolivian broadband

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APCNews – March 25 2010 – Year XI Issue 117
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Day one of GenARDIS workshop off with a bang

Johannesburg

Women's club radio listeners call in to station: African Radio and Drama association women's club listeners use new technologies to call into the radio station in rural Nigeria.Women’s club radio listeners call in to station: African Radio and Drama association women’s club listeners use new technologies to call into the radio station in rural Nigeria.Now in our third round of GenARDIS, this morning’s workshop session was opened as the group was welcomed by exploring the question why – Why GenAR

Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech

Karachi Pakistan

The morning of 19th February was one that we had been working toward for some time. There was anticipation and yet there was fear – anticipation because it was an important initiative that we were all excited to be a part of; fear that perhaps we had taken on more than we could handle, that the relevant people would not show up, etc. etc.

But we needn’t have worried.

GEM in Hard Times: Sectarian violence in Nigeria can be beaten

KAFANCHAN 12 March 2010 (John Dada for APCNews)

Since January, sectarian strife has ripped through Nigerian communities. “A mass burial took place the day before yesterday and body counts are close to three hundred with over 80% of them women and children,” APC member John Dada told APC. “It is ironic that in the month of the Celebration of Women’s Day, such atrocities are being visited on innocent women and children.” Women are culturally respected as the givers of life and John blames deepening poverty and economic alienation for the cultural reversal but he sees a potential solution.

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