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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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The GenderIT.org team at the fifth Internet Governance Forum

Rio di Janeiro

As you already know, GenderIT.org team is taking part on fifth Internet Governance Forum meeting in Lithuania until this friday.

Please join us and take part on these upcoming activities:

Workshop 2 – Protecting women’s rights: Internet content from a gender perspective
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/index.php/component/chronocontact/?chrono...
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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.

APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum

By APC (September 2010, APC )

The Internet Governance Forum is a platform for policy dialogue on internet governance, that emerged from the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The fifth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 14 – 17 September 2010.

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

By APC (September 2010, APC )

The GenARDIS fund disbursed US $250,000 to use technology to improve rural livelihoods in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific over almost a decade. Here are lessons learned in English and French.

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Highlights from 2009, by APC

MONTEVIDEO 6 September 2010 (APC for APC)

In November 2009, the Dominican Republic became the first Latin American country to pledge to include a ‘gender perspective’ – considering the distinct needs of men and women— in every technology initiative and policy developed by the government. The tool the Dominicans chose to design and evaluate their progress from now on is the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology. This is one of the achievements that APC, the world´s oldest online progressive network, outlines in our latest annual report.

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Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech!

CALGARY

Nighat wins!Nighat wins!Digital rights activist in Pakistan, Nighat Dad writes in her blog “I came to the first day of the workshop with my own ideas of what the term “Digital Natives” can mean.

CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate

USA

CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate.

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August 26, 2010
Contact: Mera Szendro Bok, email: myvoicearticle19@gmail.com

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