Gender and ICTs

Computers, Africa and women... links waiting to happen
Computers, Africa and women... links waiting to happen 19 August 2005

ICTs, or information and communication technologies, offer immense possibilities to reduce poverty, improve governance and advance gender equality in Africa. But this will happen only if these technologies are made more accessible and consciously applied to achieve these objects. This is the conclusion of a paper on the role of ICTs in the development of African women. Written by Jennifer Rad...

Women too look at wireless networking, to bridge the gaps
Women too look at wireless networking, to bridge the gaps 18 August 2005 Translation: APC

Wireless networks is attracting growing attention across the globe, as a plausible way of providing internet access in marginal areas or in cases where costs are prohibitive. Cristo Redentor Telecentre co-ordinator Cristina Ojeda joined a workshop on wireless networking organized by the Latin American School of Networking EsLaRed) in Mérida, Venezuela and narrates her experience. In end-Jul...

[OPINION] Report from Rio: After sessions ending at 4 am, do gender issues count?
[OPINION] Report from Rio: After sessions ending at 4 am, do gender issues count? 27 July 2005 Dafne Sabanes Plou

Gender issues don´t count when it comes to discussing telecommunications policies. Or so it seems, with most still believing that these technologies are gender-neutral. So why at all, their approach suggests, should one have all these women talking of gender issues while analysing the growth of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their impact on society, culture, economi...

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