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Research & Publications

Whilst Women Connect does not have its own research department, this section provides information on and access to external research activity and publications relating to women's equality, social exclusion, ICT issues and community development. Please get in touch if you know of any relevant research activity or publications that you would like to see posted here.


Women, Poverty and ICT: Mediating Social Change
Two documentary films on women and ICT are now available online. They were produced in the framework of UNESCO's pilot project "Putting ICT in the Hands of the Poor", which examines the information needs of poverty stricken communities in South Asia, with a special focus on gender issues. more...

A Quick Guide to Using Gender Sensitive Indicators: A Reference Manual for
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Siyanda Update
Access gender mainstraming resources and engage with gender practioners. more...

UNESCO Online Learning Centre for Women - Issue Papers
Click on the link given to access UNESCO's issue papers on gender equality and ICTs. more...

CDF Publications
Click on the link provided to access the pdf version of the CDF publications catalogue. Alternatively, call CDF on 020 7226 5375 to order a hard copy catalogue. more...

IPPR seminar summary: 'Public Perceptions of e-Government Services
This seminar, held on June 3rd 2003 formed a crucial part of the IPPR Digital Society Team's research programme on Public Value and Electronic Service Delivery. A copy of the summary can be accessed by contacting the Women Connect team in Highbury, on 020 7226 5375. (IPPR stands for the Institute of Public Policy Research) more...

Successful IT: Modernising Government in Action
This report, published by the Cabinet Office, sets out to review the UK's public services modernisation-through-IT strategy, and to make recommendations for improvements. It is available online at the address given in the link below, and it is held in hard copy at the Women Connect offices in Highbury. more...

Global Community Networking Partnership
GlobalCN is an international coalition providing information and resources, and a platform for community networks. Their website includes sections on internet rights, women and the internet and the World Summit on the Information Society. more...

Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
CWASU is an independent centre for the study of abuse towards women and children, based at London Metropolitan University. The website provides details of completed research projects, current work, publications, training and consultancy and selected conference papers. more...

EcoFem
EcoFem is a site dedicated to the subject of ecofeminism; the social movement that regards the oppression of women and nature as interconnected. Includes links to related journals and other publications, and information on ecofeminist writers and thinkers. more...

Women's Studies International Forum
WSIF is a bimonthly journal which aids the distribution and exchange of feminist research. This web-link allows for previews and downloads of published articles from the Journal. more...

International Centre for Research on Women
ICRW aims to improve the lives of women in poverty, advance women's equality and human rights, and contribute to economic and social well-being through research. Their website includes information on current research and publications. more...

More Than Bit Players: A report to the Surdna Foundation by Andrew Blau, May 2001.
This report looks at how information technology will change the ways in which nonprofits and foundations work and thrive in the information age. Click on the link given to access a pdf version of this report. more...

From Access to Outcomes: Raising the Aspirations for Technology Initiatives in Low-Income Communities.
This report reconsiders some of the fundamental premises underlying efforts to bridge the 'digital divide', asking readers to question assumptions concerning the use of technology as an end in itself. Click on the link provided to access this report online. more...

E-Democracy and E-Government
Click here to read a summary of Ake Grunlund's paper on e-democracy and e-government, and click on the link provided to be taken to a pdf version of this paper. more...

WEU - Research and Publications
Click on the link provided to be taken to the WEU research department. There you will find an outline of WEU's current research and evaluation activities and access to down-loadable publications. more...

Use and Shape the Internet
Women Connect's guide for women's and other voluntary and community organisations. This publication is available in photocopied format. more...

The ?Digital Divide?: A Discussion Paper
A report by Becta on the main aspects and characteristics of ?the divide?. more...

E-democracy
A report from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) about getting citizens involved in e-democracy. more...

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