Gender and ICTs

The first “free software” workshop run for women by women in the world? Southern African women do it!
The first “free software” workshop run for women by women in the world? Southern African women do it! 01 October 2004 APC-Africa-Women

“The 1st SADC FOSS Workshop is a long overdue exercise for African women, creating awareness about free and open software (FOSS), and training how to use the FOSS tools. There is no more reason to remain frustrated about the digital divide. The introduction of FOSS had been successful, and I can wait to integrate FOSS when I get back. FOSS can be thought of the ‘new’ Digital Unite. Indeed fascinatingly AWESOME!” [Workshop participant] Splicing cables, partitioning hard driv...

Neighbourhood telecentres in Argentina’s second city to ensure women and girls make full use of technology
Neighbourhood telecentres in Argentina’s second city to ensure women and girls make full use of technology 30 September 2004 APC WNSP

The workshop “Gender and ICT: Introduction to GEM Methodology,” took place at TAU in Rosario, Argentina September 17-18. TAU collaborators and volunteers, neighbourhood telecentre operators and a representative from the feminist organisation RIMA, a TAU user that produces information services on the women’s and feminist movement in Argentina, participated in the event. Dafne Sabanes Plou, regional coordinator of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) was in charg...

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, 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?’” The debat...

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 e...

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 inn...

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). GEM is a free online tool to integrate gender analysis into evaluations of projects that use ICTs developed by the APC Women’...

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

Assiut is the hub of Upper Egypt – a city that has a large university, many educational institutions and a vibrant economic history. However, Assiut also has a chronically high unemployment rate among its educated young people with over 20% being unemployed according to official statistics in 2002. APC member in Egypt, ArabDev, has been working with Assiut Childhood and Development Asso...

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 APC gender evaluation methodology (GEM) for ICT projects team was invited to participate in the International Conference Equality and Gender Unit of the Andalusian Institute for Women, which took place in Seville, on October 8th and 9th, 2003. This conference was organized by the Unit and was attended by 600 people, most of them civil servants from the gender equality departments of the mu...

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. The aims of the workshop are: · To share stories and experie...

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