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APC-Africa-Women
Institution: Association for Progressive Communications
Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries
Theme: ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement
Implementation Date: Oct 07, 2006
Summary: APC-Africa-Women, a programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is a network of organizations and individuals that work to empower African women's organizations to access and use ICTs to promote equality and development.
 
The programme works in partnership with women in Africa and all over the world, focusing on women's empowerment through:
•    Providing information to women about gender and ICTs and access to tools and resources that facilitate women's access to information on gender and ICT;
•    Providing regional support to women's organizations through the development of their ability to network by using ICTs strategically;
•    Conducting research on gender and ICTs;
•    Lobbying and advocating with respect to gender and ICT policy at the regional and global levels, including media-related global meetings and via partnerships with CSOs; and
•    Building capacity and delivering training activities for the advancement of women through the use of ICTs and targeting African women's organizations, networks and initiatives.
It also aims to:
•    Promote the consideration and incorporation of gender into ICT policy-making bodies and forums; and
•    Create and sustain a forum in which African women and women's organizations can discuss issues of common concern and develop common actions.


Impact:

APC-Africa-Women has promoted gender equity in the design, implementation and use of ICTs. It has focused particularly on inequities based on women's social or ethnic background by providing research, training, information and support activities in the field of ICT policy, skills-sharing in the access to and use of ICT, and women's network-building.

Source: ITU
Project Home URL: http://www.apcafricawomen.org/
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