For IGF first-timers and veterans, listening to people talk about issues related to internet governance has created a snowball effect of thoughts.
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.
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.
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.
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
CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate.
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The extremely cool Argentinian feminist radio network Nosotras En El Mundo trained 20 grassroots violence-against-women activists to make clips for radio to announce their VAW actions on local radios.
Paola and Soledad talked about the limitations radio has.
Just as women are disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide, the situation is just as bad online. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyberstalking are predominantly female. As part of our Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project, APC and partners have carried out studies of the current situation of violence against women and ICTs in twelve countries and how the legislation or lack of legislation connected to both hinders or helps women. Photo by “John Fraissinet”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfraissi/4286109087