Siyanda Update: CSW 55, Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology - Issue No. 91, April 2011

Siyanda Update: CSW 55, Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology - Issue No. 91, April 2011

Publisher: BRIDGE
Publication Date: Apr 2011

 

In This Issue:
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1. Quick Guide: CSW 55 – Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology
2. Experts' and Consultants' Database: a selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have written on science and technology
3. Contribute section: share news, resources, opportunities and perspectives


I. Quick Guide: CSW 55 – Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology
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Can technology transform women’s reality? How can it contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment? These and other issues were discussed in the latest 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women which focused on access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.

The following resources have been selected from a number of new additions to the BRIDGE database around this latest CSW theme:

Special CSW Edition: Can Technology Transform Women's Reality?, GenderIT.org, 2011
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57850&type=Document
This special edition brings together some of the work that the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) does to support organisations globally in using information and communication technologies in strategies to end domestic violence, sexual harassment, rape, and other forms of violence.

Website: Campaña Educación No Sexista y Antidiscriminatoria (in Spanish) (Campaign for Anti-sexist and Anti-discriminatory Education), 2011
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57860&type=Document
This website hosts materials related to the campaign which defends and promotes the universal human right to a free public education that isnon-sexist, non-discriminatory and secular, in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Website: Take Back the Tech!, Association for Progressive Communication (APC), 2011
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57857&type=Document
This website contains instructions on how to conduct and organise initiatives linked to the Take Back the Tech! collaborative campaign which calls on everyone (especially women and girls) to take control of technology in order to end violence against women.

Gender, science and technology: Report of the expert group meeting,
United Nations [UN] Commission on the Status of Women, 2010
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57874&type=Document
This report is the outcome of the United Nations convened expert group meeting: Gender, science and technology. It presents findings and suggests recommendations.

Effective Policies for Supporting Education and Employment of Women in Science and Technology, United Nations (UN) Division for the Advancement of Women, 2010
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57869&type=Document
This paper provides a statistical overview of Korean girls and women in the science and technology field and discusses the main outcomes of national policies supporting women scientists and technicians.

Website: Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs (GEM)
Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), 2010
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57855&type=Document
This website contains materials, links to practitioners, and case studies relating to The Gender Evaluation Method (GEM), an analytical tool used to assess if and how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programmes contribute to women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Bridging the gender divide: How technology can advance women economically, International Center for Research on Women, 2010
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57858&type=Document
This paper features technologies that have helped women in developing countries to increase productivity and access new income-generating activities and gives recommendations both for policy and programmes.

GenARDIS: 2002 - 2010 Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), 2010
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/go/home&id=57856&type=Document
This report describes the many projects supported by the Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund. It highlights lessons learned and gives recommendations for policy-makers.

You can find other resources on CSW 55 at:
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/index.cfm?objectid=9C00A9E6-BAD9-AC5E-E53190748926F722&qt=csw11

Please also visit the archive section to view past Quick Guide selections:
http://www.siyanda.org/quick_guide.htm

II.Experts' and Consultants' Database: a selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have written on science and technology
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The Siyanda Gender Experts' and Consultants' Database can be used as a networking tool for connecting practitioners, researchers, activists, students and experts with like-minded colleagues, persons working on similar themes, or in the same geographical location.

The database is also an excellent resource for those seeking experts for gender-focused consultancies.

Each profile contains the Expert’s contact details and areas of expertise, and highlights their publications. The following resources have been selected from experts who have written on science and technology.

-'Going Green: Women Entrepreneurs and the Environment', Braun, P., 2010
- Cyberella or Cinderella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society. Huyer, S., 2006
- ‘Revisiting the Past, Reflections on the Future: Gender in Science, Technology and Agricultural Development’, Tanzarn, N., 2005
- Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and Information and Communication Technologies in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Simerska, L., 2004
- “Rural Indian Women in the Knowledge Society”, Jayendra, A., 2002