Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58

From our Partners at the Association for Progressive Communications:

The theme of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58), which took place in New York on 10-21 March 2014, was “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Also on the meeting agenda was Women’s and girls’ access to technology.

This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and barganing in agreements during CSW 58 around information and communication technologies (ICTs) and women’s rights, as well as the prospects for 2015, a key year for the women’s movement agenda. Debates around women’s reproductive health and rights issues were a clear example of this. Once again advocates need to spend their efforts in defending previous agreements instead of building on them for visible progression.

Section J on Women and Media of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is still the only instrument to work with in terms of ICTs and women’s rights issues, and has resulted in very little forward movement.

The most outstanding advances from this year’s CSW in terms of ICTs and women’s rights notes a persisting gender gap in access to ICTs as stated in the agreed conclusions, and it urges governments and other institutions, including the private sector to take actions to enhance women’s full enjoyment of all human rights.

Comments

hanasazi's picture

Thanks so much for the link,

Thanks so much for the link, Leana. I was not aware of this website until now, and will chase the links on that page to read more after getting a little work done. Yes, on a Sunday!

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative