Gender and ICTs

WentAfrica2005 GETS GOING IN UGANDA
WentAfrica2005 GETS GOING IN UGANDA 05 December 2005

WentAfrica2005 on Blogger.com is an electronic record of the Women’s Electronic Networking Training, which began in early December at Kampala, Uganda. WENT Africa training workshops aim to build the capacities of women and their organisations in Africa to utilise new Information and Communication Technologies in social development work and policy advocacy. This year, the focus of WENT Africa 2005 is Free and Open Source Software Solutions (FOSS) in women’s organisations in Afric...

Ms
Ms 18 November 2005 APC

I was quite impressed by the many side events women participated in, on Wednesday and Thursday. I’m particulary impressed by the Tanzanian women forum held in the afternoon with a highly led delegation of women in leading ICT and government position in the country. Of particular importance are the women-led event at the APC stand and APC-related talks. Keep it up! I was quite impressed by the many side events women participated in, on Wednesday and Thursday. I’m particulary impres...

Overview of gender-related language in WSIS documents
Overview of gender-related language in WSIS documents 18 November 2005 APC

The WSIS process is almost over, and I am wondering about what we have achieved in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the building of an ‘information society’ after seven years. What do we have? The WSIS process is almost over, and I am wondering about what we have achieved in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the building of an ‘inform...

Women in pink at WSIS II
Women in pink at WSIS II 16 November 2005 APC

On the first day, I was so desperate to see women at this space because of the overbearing presence of men, especially those in uniformed and are armed. When I scanned around, I saw mainly (apart from the participants) women in pink who were cleaners and usually hauled big bags of rubbish with them… On the first day, I was so desperate to see women at this space because of the overbearing...

An audible victory for human rights
An audible victory for human rights 16 November 2005 APC

It has been a crazy tiring, hectic and running-around day, so I am hoping to give a small glimpse at least before I pass out into oblivion. So, after working on this process for close to seven years, we are finally tying up the ribbons and signing on the dotted line with icing. Yes, it is WSIS II opening! It has been a crazy tiring, hectic and running-around day, so I am hoping to give a small ...

Strikes, counter strikes in human-rights
Strikes, counter strikes in human-rights 16 November 2005 APC

Today was a day of cancellation. The GEM (Gender Evaluation Methodology) Book launch was scheduled to happen at 2:00 pm, but in a demonstration of solidarity, APC decided to withdraw and cancel all of its side events scheduled for today… Today was a day of cancellation. The GEM (Gender Evaluation Methodology) Book launch was scheduled to happen at 2:00 pm, but in a demonstration of solida...

Obstacles ...and whose security?
Obstacles ...and whose security? 15 November 2005 APC

Took a cab to the Kram Palexbo, where the Summit and IT 4 All exhibition was happening[…] When we finally got to the site, we were stopped 5 times at security checks at every turn of the road and I had to flash my registration card and a big smile to calm the security that I was indeed, a legitimate subject to attend this conference, accredited (somehow) and all. Took a cab to the Kram Pa...

ICT for All? Really?
ICT for All? Really? 15 November 2005 APC

At the end of the day, Maxigas and I decided to take a walk and survey the images of women, men, elderly people, young people and disabled people at the ICT 4 All Exhibition hall. Afterall, the claim is that ICT is for all right? So who is this ‘all’ we are talking about. At the end of the day, Maxigas and I decided to take a walk and survey the images of women, men, elderly people...

Groggy at Tunis... another view
Groggy at Tunis... another view 14 November 2005 APC

The plane ride was as all plane rides become after awhile, uncomfortable and far too long. Once getting off, there were large posters everywhere advertising WSIS, especially about the IT 4 All exhibition, where the tagline — complete with pictures of multi-gendered and ‘raced’ children smiling at a computer screen — promises to forefront the human dimension of informatio...

Another look at scientific and technological progress
Another look at scientific and technological progress 06 November 2005 Dafne Sabanes Plou

For the Women’s Media Pool (WMP) by Dafne Sabanes Plou, from WNSP It is interesting that during this new Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Forum that is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, numerous workshops and even an intervention at the plenary have been on scientific and technological advances, which are bringing along great changes regarding nature and the concepti...

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