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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza
« on: January 10 2007 »

by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

The issue of information and communication is central in feminist discourse and in everyday political practice of activists in the women’s movement.

It is central because it is about language and forms of expressions that not only reflect social realities and gender and power relations but also shape, define, and dictate what these gender and power relations should be. Information and communication tools and methodologies replicate the biases, contradictions, and prejudices of society. On the other hand, they can also be crucial in educating and mobilizing people to challenge social biases and prejudices detrimental to women. At the same time, they can also be instrumental in subverting patriarchal social institutions as well as in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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The Social Watch 2007 Gender Equity Index (GEI) has been presented in the context of the 51st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in early March. The GEI was developed to measure inequities in different areas of women's and men's everyday lives around the world. The 2007 GEI ranks 154 countries on the basis of gender gaps in economic activity, education and empowerment. This year's GEI report additionally focuses on progress or regression in achieving gender equity over the 2004-2007 period.

APCNews Nr 73, in English, and APCNoticias, in Spanish, are distributed monthly by APC -- a worldwide network supporting the use of internet and ICTs for social justice and sustainable development since 1990.

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