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Title:Claiming Cyberspace: Communication and Networking for Social Change and Women's Empowerment
Author:Radloff, JenniferISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:Feminist Africa
Issue:4
Pages:85-98
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:women's organizations
empowerment
information technology
Development and Technology
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
organizations
research
Link:http://www.agi.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/429/feminist_africa_journals/archive/04/fa_4_profile_1.pdf
Abstract:ICTs can be used as powerful mobilizing tools for social action. This paper looks at the activities of the Association for Progressive Communication's Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), and particularly APC-Africa-Women (AAW). APC WNSP is an international network of civil society organizations dedicated to empowering and supporting women's groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of ICTs, including the Internet. APC WNSP emerged in 1993 in response to several convergent needs and demands within the women's movement. AAW is one of the strongest of the regional networks associated with APC WNSP, and has 70 members. These include organizations and individuals, both Anglophone and Francophone, all of which work towards empowering African women's organizations to access and use ICTs for equality and development. Activities include Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT) and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) workshops; information facilitation; and research on women, gender and ICTs. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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