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Comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ Gender

ITfC
February
2017
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Advocacy Statements

IT for Change submitted comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ to the National Consultation on Pre-CSW preparations convened by Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), in February 2017. The submission argues that women's economic empowerment in the digital society is more than access; and highlights the need to work towards the larger agenda of building a gender-just digital economy

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IT for Change at UNESCO's CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action

ITfC
March
2015
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Presentations

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak at the international multistakeholder conference CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action organised by UNESCO in Paris. The conference was held to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. The meeting proposed recommendations for responses to Internet-related issues in UNESCO’s fields of competence.

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Open but not public - Social membership in information society as a club good

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
2010
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Commentaries

Prepared for a workshop on Open Development organised by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada) in May 2010, the paper presents a comprehensive critique of the concept of openness, taken from the technology discourse. The paper critically analyses the elements of openness – greater access, participation and collaboration – citing empirical evidence from the field of Information and Communication Technology Development (ICTD) and Internet Governance.

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Rethinking ICTD – 'Back to the basics' of development

Parminder Jeet Singh
2008
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Policy Documents

This paper was prepared for the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) Global Forum on Access and Connectivity: Innovative Funding for ICT for Development (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in May 2008 The analysis captures the significance of a rights-based approach to ICTD, which can provide a new point of anchor to develop its theory, policy frameworks and practice, while mainstreaming into ‘development’ with its central ethos of equity, social justice and participatory methods.

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