Gender & ICTs

The end of GenARDIS small grants for rural women round III

JOHANNESBURG 15 April 2010 (LC for APCNews)

In March GenARDIS grant winners met for the last time after more than a year of innovative research and work to improve rural women’s lives in countries like Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic and Zambia. With projects as diverse as community radio drama groups, pest control through information access and using technology to promote women’s inheritance and land rights, projects were as diverse as the countries they came from. But as this third round of small grants winds down, participants are determined to scale up their work.

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APCNews 118 – Filipino men and telecentres, Bangladesh and culture

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APCNews 118 – Filipino men and telecentres, Bangladesh and culture

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APCNews – April 15 2010 – Year XI Issue 118
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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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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

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