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Internet, schoolchildren and rural Pakistan: How to get community buy-in including for girls
Internet, schoolchildren and rural Pakistan: How to get community buy-in including for girls 11 March 2010 LC and KAH

When 29 year-old Huda Sarfraz and her team started to teach Punjabi girls how to create websites and use online chat she feared they might be run out of town. To her surprise however the girls clamoured to learn as much as the boys did and —overturning societal taboos— over-subscribed for the extra-curricular classes – ending up producing prize-winning websites. As a result of guidance provided by IDRC staff and exposure to APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), Sarfraz’s team f...

Rural e-governance in India: Women struggle to take part
Rural e-governance in India: Women struggle to take part 11 February 2010 LC

In India’s rural e-governance initiative, 33% of local government seats are reserved for women. Rural village heads of Chhattisgarh State – one of India’s poorest— can now participate in the public process and in theory remotely communicate the needs of their villages through the use of a low-cost computer that does not require computer literacy. But women are not taking the active roles that were expected. Using GEM, APC’s gender evaluation methodology, Dr. Anupama Saxena and her t...

EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009 Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño

This policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, with a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation.

Feminist Tech Exchange
Feminist Tech Exchange 05 March 2009

Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) brings WRP’s unique methodology and approach to capacity building. FTX creates safe, creative and feminist spaces of exchange and experience where the politics and practice of technology are informed by local and contextual realities of women, and build collective knowledge and ownership.

The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet
The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet 06 March 2008 Namita Malhotra

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the state or international bodies from harmful content. One can spec...

Cultivating violence through technology?
Cultivating violence through technology? 11 December 2007 Jac SM Kee

This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analys...

Digital dangers: Information & communication technologies and trafficking in women
Digital dangers: Information & communication technologies and trafficking in women 11 December 2007 Kathleen Maltzahn

This discussion paper asks if new technologies are re-shaping or facilitating trafficking, and/or if the use of ICTs in trafficking will change the way we understand other issues. For example, how should we think about the distribution of women’s images against their will; can we talk about trafficking in images, and what relation does this have to the debate about pornography? It explores go...

Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction
Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction 30 November 2007 Angela M Kuga Thas

This brief was published for the Gender and ICT Awards knowledge-sharing session where the winners and guests deliberate the issue: Can ICTs really help in women’s economic empowerment? This session was held at the 10th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development in Bangkok, Thailand from 27-30 October 2005. This brief is a condensed version of the issue paper with the same t...

Evaluation: Do you recommend it? Model it? Breathe it?
Evaluation: Do you recommend it? Model it? Breathe it? 21 August 2007 APC

Erika Smith, from APC’s women’s programme, blogged live from the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) global trainers exchange, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23-27 July 2007.

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