WSIS Gender Caucus

The WSIS Gender Caucus is a multi-stakeholder group promoting gender integration and women's rights in the WSIS process. Read more...


Research Program: Engendering ICT Policy - Call for grant proposals


First round of small grants was made in October 2004 and a second call for proposals has now been launched.

Selected proposals in first round New

How to apply for the second round of research grants New


Women and ICT: Challenges and Opportunities on the road to Tunis, 20th - 22nd October 2004


Summary report of the conference entitled "Women and ICT: Challenges and Opportunities on the road to Tunis" which was held from 20th - 22nd October 2004, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, Arusha - Tanzania

Women and ICT: Challenges and Opportunities on the road to Tunis  New


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Recommendations for Action

Statement of the WSIS Gender Caucus to the Closing Plenary of the Summit. Geneva, December 12


The WSIS Gender Caucus addressed the closing Plenary of the World Summit to acknowledge that constructive proposals have been incorporated into the WSIS Declaration and to urge goverments to respect commitments made to gender equality during the Summit. Read more ...


September 16-18, 2004:Highway Africa Workshop, Grahamstown, South Africa


The WSIS Gender Caucus will hold a 2-hour workshop on the theme "How can women journalists cover ICT issues?" during the Highway Africa Conference.

The workshop theme “How can women journalists cover ICT issues?” will be presented through an oral presentation, case studies and discussions around three (3) sub-themes.

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December 12 2003: Press Release, Gender Advocates take equality to WSIS closing plenary


The WSIS Gender Caucus will address the closing Plenary of the World Summit to acknowledge that constructive proposals have been incorporated into the WSIS Declaration and to urge governements to respect commitments made to gender equality during the Summit. Read more ...


December 8-13 2003: Key Recommendations for Action


The WSIS Gender Caucus has focused its advocacy and lobbying on six recommendations for action. These recommendations are based on the fundamental areas where gender integration and the empowerment of girls and women in the Information Society are most important.

We call on organisations and individuals to support gender equality and women's rights in the Information Society by endorsing the key Recommendations for Action. Read more...


December 9 2003: Press Release, WSIS has a unique opportunity to create an equitable Information Society for all women and men


If the World Summit does not acknowledge existing gender divides in its Plan of Action, a truly equitable Information Society will not occur. Read more ...


December 8-13 2003: Critical Debate and Dialogue Series at Palexpo, Geneva


Distinguished gender equality advocates and scholars from around the world will debate issues of gender equality critical to the development of the Information Society at a forthcoming WSIS Gender Caucus Critical Debate and Dialogue Series. Read more...


November 25 2003: Research Programme Announcement


The WSIS Gender Caucus is pleased to announce that with support from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; NORAD; SIDA, UNIFEM and the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a global research programme on gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) will start in the first quarter of 2004. Read more...


November 19 2003: Press Release, South-Asian Regional Consultations


Press Release on the Inaugural Ceremony of the South-Asian Regional Consultations on Gender & ICTs. Read press release here...


November 14 2003: Victory for Gender Equality at PrepCom 3


SubCommittee 2 at the PrepCom 3 Resumed Session voted in favour of gender equality. Read more...


Gender Caucus Events at WSIS 8-13 December 2003


In an attempt to make strategic and intellectual inputs at the Summit and with a special focus on development issues, the WSIS-GC is organising events centred around 3 tiers: a series of panel discussions, debates and roundtables; a multimedia exhibition showcasing materials on women’s participation and contributions and celebratory spaces celebrating women’s contribution to the Information Society. Read more


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Advocacy & Lobbying


The mission of the WSIS Gender Caucus is lobbying and advocacy in support of gender integration and women's rights in the WSIS process. We have  produced a number of position papers and advocacy briefs since our launch in May 2002. Read more.


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