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Internet, schoolchildren and rural Pakistan: How to get community buy-in including for girls
Internet, schoolchildren and rural Pakistan: How to get community buy-in including for girls 11 March 2010 LC and KAH

When 29 year-old Huda Sarfraz and her team started to teach Punjabi girls how to create websites and use online chat she feared they might be run out of town. To her surprise however the girls clamoured to learn as much as the boys did and —overturning societal taboos— over-subscribed for the extra-curricular classes – ending up producing prize-winning websites. As a result of guidance provided by IDRC staff and exposure to APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), Sarfraz’s team f...

The APC women's programme at the Commission on the Status of Women
The APC women's programme at the Commission on the Status of Women 03 March 2010

APC is closely following the discussions about communications rights and the role ICTs play within this. Read GenderIT.org’s coverage.

Rural e-governance in India: Women struggle to take part
Rural e-governance in India: Women struggle to take part 11 February 2010 LC

In India’s rural e-governance initiative, 33% of local government seats are reserved for women. Rural village heads of Chhattisgarh State – one of India’s poorest— can now participate in the public process and in theory remotely communicate the needs of their villages through the use of a low-cost computer that does not require computer literacy. But women are not taking the active role...

EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009 Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño

This policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, with a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation.

Feminist Tech Exchange
Feminist Tech Exchange 05 March 2009

Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) brings WRP’s unique methodology and approach to capacity building. FTX creates safe, creative and feminist spaces of exchange and experience where the politics and practice of technology are informed by local and contextual realities of women, and build collective knowledge and ownership.

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women
MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women 18 February 2009

As part of Millennium Development Goal 3 to promote gender equality we are working with women in 12 countries to use technology to end violence against women – and to fight violence carried out online or on mobiles.  

The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet
The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet 06 March 2008 Namita Malhotra

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 spec...

Member Engagement and Travel Fund
Member Engagement and Travel Fund 17 December 2007

The APC Member Engagement and Travel Fund (METF) aims to support member-driven skills sharing, and planning for collaboration among APC members, as well as members’ participation in events organised by others.

Digital dangers: Information & communication technologies and trafficking in women
Digital dangers: Information & communication technologies and trafficking in women 11 December 2007 Kathleen Maltzahn

This discussion paper asks if new technologies are re-shaping or facilitating trafficking, and/or if the use of ICTs in trafficking will change the way we understand other issues. For example, how should we think about the distribution of women’s images against their will; can we talk about trafficking in images, and what relation does this have to the debate about pornography? It explores go...

Cultivating violence through technology?
Cultivating violence through technology? 11 December 2007 Jac SM Kee

This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analys...

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