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GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives
GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives 05 September 2008

Localisation projects are often deemed as gender neutral, having a prime focus of developing localised technology only. However, in practice a number of different aspects/kinds of localisation projects could make it extremely gendered. For example, in terms of technology development, the type of job roles that are offered to men as compared to women could distinctly vary. Also the choice of localised technology to be developed may widen or diminish the digital divide between women and men....

Breaking stereotypes about women, girls and technology in the Czech Republic
Breaking stereotypes about women, girls and technology in the Czech Republic 14 August 2008 Lenka Simerska

Taking control of technology for women’s advocacy took a different tack in the Czech Republic, where APC WNSP Europe introduced the project “Women into IT” in 2007 to challenge stereotypes around women and ICTs and attract more women into the IT field. The project was sponsored by IBM and aimed at secondary school-leavers, women reinserting themselves into the labour market after maternity leave (which can last up to four years), and those attracted to IT but lacking the confidence to p...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Gender Networking and Advocacy on the Information Society
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Gender Networking and Advocacy on the Information Society 23 June 2008

On July 8th, the learning event will focus on sharing of findings and recommendations of an APC evaluation of gender networking and advocacy during the World Summit on the Information Society. On July 9th, the organisers will meet to map out further strategies for continuing gender policy advocacy post WSIS. The impact assessment, “Gender Networking and Advocacy in the Context of the UN W...

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