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About NGO Gender Strategies Working Group (GSWG).

The NGO Gender Strategies Working Group was formed during the first World Summit on the Information Society Preparatory Committee in July 2002 in Geneva as one of the Sub-Committees of the Civil Society Coordinating Group. The NGO Gender Strategies Group is currently composed of the African Women's Development and Communications Network, Agencia Latino Americana del Informacion, the Association for Progressive Communications/Women's Network Support Programme and the International Women's Tribune Centre and Isis International/Manila. Participation by other interested NGO groups and individuals is warmly welcomed.

GSWG has the following objectives:

1. To share information on different activities around WSIS end other discussion spaces on gender and ICTs particularly those pertaining to NGO women's initiatives.

2. To develop women's lobbying positions and strategies around WSIS within the civil society formations and to bring civil society input into the multi-stakeholder Gender Caucus discussions.

3. To share strategies, resources as well as regular updates from civil society organisations to ensure women's participation in civil society activities and NGO women's participation in the governmental and intergovernmental processes.

4. To create a platform for strategising and organising various forms of women's participation in the different gender and ICT fora.

Facilitators: Karen Banks at & Mavio Cabrera Balleza at



Ce qu'il convient de savoir sur le Groupe de Travail Strategique des ONG sur le Genre (GSWG)

Le Groupe de Travail Stretegique des ONG sur le Genre a ete institue durant le Premier Comite Preparatoire du Sommet Mondial sur la Societe de l'Information en juillet 2002 a Geneve, en qualite de l'un des Sous-Comites du Groupe de Coordination de la Societe Civile. Il est couramment compose du Reseau de Developpement et de Communication des Femmes Africaines (FEMNET), Agencia Latino Americana del Informacion, l'Association pour les Communications Progressives/Reseau pour le Programme de Soutien des femmes, le Centre International de la Tribune des Femmes et Isis International/Manille. La participation d'autres groupes d'ONG et individus est cordialement souhaitee.

Les objectifs du groupe charge des strategies de genre (GSWG) sont les suivants:

1. Partager les informations sur les activites variees du SMSI et d'autres questions pertinentes aux TIC, en particulier celles concernant les initiatives des ONG feminines;

2. Creer des positions et des strategies de sensibilisation relatives au SMSI au sein de la societe civile ; presenter les apports de la societe civile aux discussions du caucus de genre ;

3. Partager les stretegies, les ressources ainsi que les evenements reguliers des organisations civiles en vue d'assurer la participation des femmes aux activites de la societe civile et des ONG, et par consequent dans le processus gouvernemental et intergouvernemental.

4. Creer une plate-forme qui sera chargee d'elaborer des strategies et d'organiser des diverses formes de participation des femmes dans des forums varies traitant de la question feminine et des TIC.

Animatrices: Karen Banks a karenb@apo.erg & Mavic Cabrera Balleza a Liste de sarvice: Site Internet:
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Title Annotation:Non Governmental Organization
Publication:Our Rights
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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