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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, s...

Opinion: The Digital Solidarity Fund and The Economist 10 December 2007 APC

On March 10, 2005, The Economist featured reports and an editorial on the digital divide in which it derided the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF), which had been welcomed by governments at the WSIS Prepcom 2 in Geneva in February and was due to be launched on 14 March 2005. In its editorial on “th...

Creating spaces for civil society in the WSIS – a reply to Michael
Creating spaces for civil society in the WSIS – a reply to Michael 10 December 2007 Willie Currie

Prior to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), UN Summits were largely closed spaces for inter-governmental debate and negotiation on issues of global public policy such as sustainable development or the position of women. Civil society summits ran in parallel to those of government...

Engendering rural information systems in Indonesia
Engendering rural information systems in Indonesia 06 December 2007 World Bank’s Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit of the East Asia and Pacific Region

This report is the work of the World Bank’s Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit of the East Asia and Pacific Region. The core team responsible for the preparation of this report was led by Shobha Shetty (sr. economist, EASRD) and comprised Francisco Proenza (economist, FAO Inves...

Summits and strategies
Summits and strategies 06 December 2007 Karen Banks

In November 2005, the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society will meet for the last time in Tunis. In its five year history, the WSIS has failed to succeed in redressing the North-South “digital divide”. Consensus in the WSIS has been elusive: the private and public se...

Women 2000 and beyond: Gender equality in information and communication technologies
Women 2000 and beyond: Gender equality in information and communication technologies 06 December 2007 Sonia Jorge, Nancy Hafkin and Chat Garcia Ramilo

“Women 2000 and beyond: Gender equality in information and communication technologies” was compiled by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), with the collaboration of Sonia Jorge, Nancy Hafkin and Chat Garcia Ramilo.

Civil Society in WSIS: A rite of passage
Civil Society in WSIS: A rite of passage 06 December 2007 Karen Banks

Any world summit is challenging to design and to organize: the World Summit on the Information Society exceptionally so. This book describes, through the voices of some of its major actors, essential parts of the complex undertaking of the WSIS, from conception to realization. The work of many pa...

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