Gender & ICTs

GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives

Location: 
Vientiane (hotel venue to be determined)
Date and time: 
Jan 18 2009 (All day) - Jan 21 2009 (All day)

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

Gender Centred this month: Cybercrime and women

PRAGUE 26 August 2008 (Various for GenderIT.org)

This month, APC women’s GenderIT bulletin investigates online crime, cyberstalking, and asks how women are being affected. In “Finding a difficult balance – Human rights, law enforcement and cyber violence against women” Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks to activists from South Africa and the USA. Wieting Xu looks at cybercrime in India. Argentinian lawyer Carlos Gregorio argues that “Cybercrime laws are not enough, there is also a need for education”. And Ramata Soré discovers that in Burkina Faso women are the perpetrators as well as the victims of internet fraud.

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Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies: Sexuality Institute 2008

Date and time: 
Aug 16 2008 (All day) - Aug 23 2008 (All day)

The Institute will bring together leading NGO representatives, researchers, practitioners and policymakers for a holistic interdisciplinary program combining history, theory and politics of sexuality

8th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA)

Date and time: 
May 27 2008 (All day) - May 30 2008 (All day)

The International Network of Women for Solidarity

Date and time: 
May 27 2008 (All day) - May 30 2008 (All day)

APC and UgaBYTES join forces to evaluate gender and ICTs

BUWAMA 20 August 2008 (Francis Mwathi for UgaBYTES)

On the 6th of August 2008, Dafne Plou, an APC facilitator on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) with telecentres, visited Uganda on a mission of evaluating how ICTs impact the community within gender lines.

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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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Violence against women documentation and reporting system from the Philippines

MONTEVIDEO 30 July 2008 (AL for APC)

Case documentation systemCase documentation system The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women employed the technical know-how of “WomensH

Putting ICTs to work for Egyptian women artisans

MONTEVIDEO 30 July 2008 (AL for APC)

Handicrafts are an income-generating activity for many women in Egypt, but as producers these women often receive the lowest profit in the trading chain.

Costa Rican cooperative joins APC

MONTEVIDEO 14 July 2008 (AL for APCNews)

APC’s new member Sulá Batsu is a cooperative operating in Costa Rica since 2005. It sees itself as a collective workspace for social change. It’s experience spans over the sharing of knowledge, social economy and information and communication technologies. APCNews interviewed Margarita Salas of Sulá Batsú in order to grasp the challenges associated with the cooperative model, the opportunities and challenges that the internet represents in the Costa Rican context, the link between gender and technology and her perspective on what is referred to as social economy.

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