Gender and ICTs

Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment
Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment 31 August 2004 APC WNSP

“We are constantly urged to make the case for gender and ICT,” said Karen Banks, former coordinator of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme in her opening address to the APC WNSP’s first gender and ICT policy conference, “ICT policy makers, funders, governments and even civil society ICT advocates ask ‘why gender?’ and the women’s movement asks ‘why ICTs?’” Analysis of the debates that dominated the two-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro in June now online.

New report: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet states
New report: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet states 30 August 2004 APCNews

A research study “Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and Information and Communication Technologies in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS)” produced by UNIFEM in collaboration with UNDP and Lenka Simerska and Katerina Fialova of the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) reports that women in CEE/CIS share many of the challenges experienced by women in other world regions. But there are also some issues specific to this region th...

The Rio Networking for Change and Empowerment Forum - A report from the women's programme
The Rio Networking for Change and Empowerment Forum - A report from the women's programme 30 June 2004 APC WNSP

In the first week of June, Rio de Janeiro saw a major gathering of gender and ICT advocates from all around the world. Over 40 activists, researchers, members of non-profits, donor agencies, and other institutions, many of whom have been working in gender and ICT for more than a decade, arrived in Brazil invited by the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) to discuss gender ...

Finding the "GEM" in the haystack - how the women and men are being affected by Africa's ICT revolution
Finding the "GEM" in the haystack - how the women and men are being affected by Africa's ICT revolution 29 June 2004 APC-Africa-Women

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in collaboration with regional network, APC-Africa-Women, and the LINK Center, Wits University, Johannesburg, hosted a pan-African workshop to develop a multi-country action study in Africa to measure how people especially women are making use of the ICT sector since the popularisation of cell-phones, telecentres and other communications inno...

Are ICTs contributing to women's empowerment in Central and Eastern Europe?
Are ICTs contributing to women's empowerment in Central and Eastern Europe? 28 April 2004 APC WNSP

This was an underlying question addressed in the evaluations of six information and communication (ICT) initiatives from Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, which participated in the field-testing of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM). Evaluated initiatives varied from an employment training initiative in Croatia, to a network of women mayors in Romania, to media ca...

No computers means no alternatives for victims of domestic violence in Egypt
No computers means no alternatives for victims of domestic violence in Egypt 26 April 2004 ArabDev

Local traditions in Upper Egypt prevent battered women from seeking refuge in shelters so getting training and finding a job is often the only way out of a violent family home. APC member, ArabDev, has carried out a survey to identify the skills needed for potential employment and a training project is ready to go, but there’s one problem: lack of computers. The Egyptian Ministry of Telecommu...

Gender Evaluation of ICT projects (GEM) Workshop in Seville, Spain
Gender Evaluation of ICT projects (GEM) Workshop in Seville, Spain 06 February 2004 APC WNSP

“The Andalusian Institute for Women decided to invite the GEM team after learning about the tool via the website where it is now in English, Portuguese and Spanish,” said Dafne Sabanes Plou, regional coordinator for GEM in Latin America.

Advancing rural women’s empowerment in Southern Africa through ICTs
Advancing rural women’s empowerment in Southern Africa through ICTs 04 February 2004 Women'sNet

Women’sNet, an APC member in South Africa, is hosting a regional workshop to be held in Johannesburg in February which will bring together women’s organisations, government officials, and gender and development practitioners and researchers, involved in gender and information and communication projects and initiatives.

Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop in India
Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop in India 06 January 2004 APC WNSP

Nineteen women from all over India participated in the Women’s Electronic Network Training Workshop in India (WENT-IN) where they trained in planning effective web-based information services, and in using online communication tools to advance their networking and advocacy work.

Winners of the  APC/GKP Gender and ICT Awards announced in Geneva
Winners of the APC/GKP Gender and ICT Awards announced in Geneva 12 December 2003 APC WNSP

The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) held the Awards Ceremony for the winners of the awards for gender, youth, media and poverty reduction. During the Awards Ceremony, APC executive director, Anriette Esterhuysen, and Women’s Programme coordinator, Chat Garcia Ramilo, announced the winners of the Gender and ICT Awards on behalf of APC.

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