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Rural e-governance in India: For whom?

In India’s rural e-governance initiative, 33% of local government seats are reserved for women. Rural village heads of Chhattisgarh State – one of India's poorest-- can now participate in the public process and in theory remotely communicate the needs of their villages through the use of a low-cost computer that does not require computer literacy. But women are not taking the active roles that were expected. Using GEM, APC's gender evaluation methodology, Dr. Anupama Saxena and her team are finding out why winning an electoral seat does not necessarily guarantee that your voice is heard within the governance system if you are a woman.

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Los telecentros de Uganda no atraen a las mujeres rurales

En las zonas rurales de Uganda los telecentros instalados para promover el acceso de las personas a la información y el desarrollo no están teniendo los resultados esperados. UgaBYTES, una ONG de Uganda que promueve el acceso a las TIC en la zona rural del este de África, utilizó la Metodología de Evaluación de Género (GEM) para entender a qué se debe este fracaso y descubrió que, además de los obstáculos que habitualmente impiden el acceso como la infraestructura técnica, los costos de conexión y la alfabetización informática, las mujeres se enfrentan a otras limitaciones cuando quieren utilizar las TIC para mejorar su vida.Read more

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En Ouganda, les télécentres n’attirent pas les femmes rurales

Dans les zones rurales de l’Ouganda, les télécentres qui ont été établis pour promouvoir l’accès rural à l’information et promouvoir le développement n’obtiennent pas les résultats qu’ils escomptaient. En s’appuyant sur la Méthodologie d’évaluation du genre (GEM) du PARF d’APC pour comprendre les raisons expliquant cette situation, UgaBYTES, une ONG basée en Ouganda et qui travaille à la promotion de l’accès aux TIC dans les zones rurales d’Afrique de l’Est, a découvert qu’au-delà des obstacles communs à l’accès comme l’infrastructure, les coûts de connexion et l’alphabétisation numérique, les femmes font face à de nombreuses barrières additionnelles si elles veulent utiliser les TIC pour améliorer leurs vies.Read more

 
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Telecentres in Uganda do not appeal to rural women

In rural Uganda, telecentres that have been established to promote rural access to information and foster development are not getting the results they had hoped for. Using the APC WNSP's Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) to understand why this is so, UgaBYTES, a Uganda-based NGO that works to promote access to ICTs in rural East Africa, has found that beyond the common obstacles to access like technical infrastructure, connection costs and computer literacy, women face numerous additional barriers if they want to use ICTs to improve their lives.Read more

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Photos now on flickr - Fotos del encuentro ahora en linea

Hi everyone, Photos from the GEM exchange have now been uploaded to the APC WNSP Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apcwomen/sets/72157623146244666/. Be sure to go check them out! Las fotos del encuentro GEM en Bali están ahora en línea, en la página Flickr del PARM. No tarden en ir a ver las! http://www.flickr.com/photos/apcwomen/sets/72157623146244666/
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Aviso para los participantes que hablan castellano en el espacio PN

Estamos trabajando en una version en castellano del portal de GEM. Esperamos tenerlo listo para fin de ano

Ayudennos a encontrar la mejor traduccion para las distintas secciones en el sitio:

myGEM : nuestroGEM
GEMworks : recursosGEM
GEMsolutions : serviciosGEM

Showcase : Secciones

Estas son las secciones que tendra el portal de GEM, www.genderevaluation.net

GEMworks: el manual de la metodologia en distintos idiomas, los resultados de diversas investigaciones, las guias tematicas
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Women over 35: Too old for technology?

Findings from gender evaluations on ICT use, point to the fact that women over the age of 35 are often times considered “too old” to use ICTs and learn about computer technology. This is especially true in rural areas of Latin America, where women over 35 complain that their children in particular think that they are not fit to surf the internet because of their age, and that it would be hard for them to learn to send emails and handle computer software.Read more

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