Gender

Fighting for Equal Access to Education in Kenya

Josephine Kulea considers herself lucky because she completed secondary school, college, and nursing school - opportunities that many girls in her Kenyan village did not have.

Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies

The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently used as tools of gender-specific electoral and political violence.

Information and cmmunication technologies for women entrepreneurs: prospects and potential in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), in particular mobile phones, the internet, and computers, play an important role in accelerating business growth.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies - A Practical Guide

The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognised as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women, while reducing poverty and gender inequality.

Flexible, Open and Distance Learning: An Enabler or Barrier to Women’s Empowerment through Education and Learning

Can flexible, open and distance learning (FODL) deliver education equitably and equally, as well as remove barriers to women’s learning and enhance empowerment, in the Global South?

Gender and information communication technologies in Nigeria: challenges and prospects

Despite the emphasis placed on the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in Nigeria, women are often underrepresented in terms of access and use. Gender differences in ICT use in Nigeria are linked to patterns of discrimination in the society at large, as well as with patterns of power relations within the home.

Transnational responses to violence against women in the name of 'culture': evaluation of the Violence Is Not Our Culture Campaign (2008-2011)

In 2007, members of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and the Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) network initiated the ‘Violence is not our Culture’ (VNC) campaign. The VNC is aimed at bringing an end to the misuse of culture and religion to justify violence against women (VAW).

Reluctant to return? The primacy of social networks in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees in Uganda

Two decades after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, tens of thousands of refugees remain in exile. Since October 2002, the governments of Rwanda and Uganda, and UNHCR have been playing an active role in promoting the voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees.

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