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Gender & ICT

  1. Derbyshire, Helen. January 2003. “Gender Issues in the use of Computers in Education in Africa”. Imfundo. The paper draws on research from other jurisdictions because of the lack of African based research.
  2. Isaacs, Shafika. November 2002. Seoul, Republic of Korea. “It’s Hot for Girls”. Paper presented at ‘Expert Group Meeting on Information and Communication Technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women’. The paper analyses gender and ICT in education.
  3. “Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT)”. This site contains several references relating to women, science, technology and ICT in development.
  4. Buskens, Ineke. June 6, 2006. “GRACE Project : State of the Research”. Durban, South Africa: Association for Progressive Communications. The GRACE (Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment) project is focused on researching how women in 12 African countries use information and communication technologies for empowerment.
  5. Radloff, Jennifer, Natasha Primo and Alice Munyua. August 2004. “The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in the Development of African Women”. The Association for Progressive Communications. This paper examines the role of information and communication technologies in relation to women’s development in Africa. The paper outlines the issues and challenges faced by African women entering the Information society.
  6. “Open Learning Communities for Gender Equity with the Support of ICTs”. November 2003. UNESCO, Open Learning Communities. Local communities in Mozambique and South Africa use ICTs in local telecenters to develop their own content and learning tools which transforms the centres into places of equity-based learning and community building.
  7. “ : Changing the way you see ICT”. Association for Progressive Communications. A clearing house on gender and ICT policy issues.
  8. Buskens, Ineke and Webb, Anne. April 2009. “African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment”. Zed Books African Women and ICTs explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize ICTs to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely book features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. The discussion includes such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change, ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence, and how ICTs could be used to re-conceptualize public and private spaces.