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Title: Gender evaluation for telecentres
Authors: Dafne Sabanes Plou
Date: 2011
Publisher: Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Melville, ZA
Abstract: The establishment of telecentres is a common approach to enabling access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in rural communities. Telecentres have also become collective spaces which can foster action to improve gender equality by providing access to information, by creating employment opportunities, by ensuring that women appropriate technology toward their own ends, and by creating a friendly environment where women can have their voices heard. The Gender Evaluation for Telecentres guide reflects the collective lessons from telecentres in Colombia, Mali, Peru, the Philippines and Uganda, all of which used APC's Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs (GEM) to strengthen their gender perspective in project planning, monitoring and evaluation. Use this guide to obtain ideas of what is possible within existing resource constraints, to identify workable solutions for common telecentre challenges and to promote a "learning for change" culture within your project or organisation. This is a complementary guide to the GEM manual which was developed by APC within the APC's women's programme after we began investigating the impact of our work in 2000. We asked ... What changes are empowering women? How are these changes being measured? What role do ICTs play in these changes? How do these changes shift gender relations between women and men?
ISBN: 978-92-95096-01-1
Project Number: 103586
Project Title: Gender Evaluation Methodology II: Building Gender and Evaluation Practice within the ICT for Development Community
Access: Open Access
License: Open Access - distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
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