The Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) Alliance is a partnership of eleven development agencies working on information, communications and development.
It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the state or international bodies from harmful content. One can speculate that this could possibly mean (in a positive sense) that women are no longer viewed only as “victims” and because of their own agency do not require the protectionist attitude of the state. Or, on the other hand, women’s movements, feminists and others working on gender have encountered and realised the hazards of demanding protection from the state, in the interests of their own freedom of expression and because of their alliances with civil society, non-governmental organisations and social movements.
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The 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing (WiCOM 2008)
WiCOM serves as a forum for wireless communications researchers, industry professionals, and academics interested in the latest development and design of wireless systems.
The first preparatory meeting for the next Internet Governance Forum (scheduled for December 2008 in India) was held in Geneva on 26 February 2008. APC issued a statement recommending the implementation of regional and national IGFs, using sustainable development as a key theme and advising on the format of working groups to address and follow up on key issues.
This workshop will focus on gender evaluation for rural ICT4D and telecentres projects from around the world, by adapting the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s Gender Evaluation Methodology f
Day by Day Schedule
31 Jan or morning of 1 Feb: Arrive Johannesburg if only attending staff meeting
1 Feb: Depart to Ithala
Executive Board and Staff meetings Feb 2nd to 4th