Civil society and knowledge management in West Africa

The author aims to provide an overview of key issues in relation to the production, documentation and communication of knowledge by civil society in West Africa. Firstly, the paper offers and justifies a working definition of knowledge and civil society respectively.

Community in Cyberspace: Gender, Social Movement Learning, and the Internet

How well are organisations able to make use of information and communication technology (ICT) to further their goals of promoting social movement learning and activism? Feminist non-profit organisations are sites of informal and non-formal learning where citizens learn advocacy, literacy, and the practices of social democracy.

Through the 'information society' prism: Scoping gender equality for the post-2015 agenda

What does the information society offer for women’s empowerment and gender equality? This paper argues that information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer the potential for marginalised women to access public spaces.

Labouring Women, Enterprising States – A Research Study on Women, Information Technology and Narratives of Entrepreneurship

This document explores the structural-institutional facets of the relationship between women entrepreneurs, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the mainstream discourse on entrepreneurship.

Malaysia: Violence against Women and ICT

Can information and communication technologies (ICT) change the ways women experience and confront violence? This paper argues that ICT issues are still seen largely in terms of technology and access to technology, rather than as issues with cross-cutting effects on gender, socio-cultural relations or even the environment.

Towards Evidence-based ICT Policy and Regulation: Gender Assessment of ICT Access and Usage in Africa

How can access to ICTs be improved for women in Africa?  This study explores the gender inequities of access and usage in 17 countries of East, Central, South and West Africa. It argues that the diffusion of ICTs is highly uneven, concentrating in urban areas and leaving some rural areas almost untouched.

Global InformatIon SocIety Watch 2013: Women’s rights, gender and ICTs

Alan Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are critical to achieve women’s rights. Access to the internet is a precondition to women’s full participation in all spheres of life. At the same time, we must not forget that gender stereotypes and inequalities exist online as they exist offline; the internet can misinform and put rights at a risk.

Tech Salon Summary: children, youth, migration and ICT

Migration is central to the current political debate as well as to the development discussion, especially in conversations about the “post 2015” agenda, the ‘youth bulge’, and youth employment. Prevention work is not likely to end migration, regardless of the organizations and governments working to improve the well-being of children and youth in their home communities.

The accidental theme of a trip to Cape Town

Sometimes a work trip accidentally has a theme, and my recent trip to Cape Town was one of those. I arrived on Thursday, December 5th to the news that Mandela had passed away. My cab driver was on the phone, telling someone that Friday would be a holiday. He glanced back at me and asked “Do you know who Nelson Mandela is?

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