Press release, 31-01-2001

the Foundation for Information and International Development (VIIO) organised the seminar 'Women, Internet and the South'.

18 January 2001, Amsterdam.

The IIAV hosted the seminar Women, Internet and the South, organized by the foundation for Information and International Development (VIIO). The seminar was in a series that the VIIO will organize over the coming years, in an effort to encourage cooperation among information workers in development issues.

Speakers at the seminar:
- Ellen Kole, Research Associate, Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam: "Internet for African women's empowerment."
- Nidia Rodriguez Bustillos, Hogeschool van Amsterdam / Fundacion Bolivia Minka: "Indigenous Women and Internet."
- Man Yee (Denise) Cheung, graduate of the MA Development Studies programme at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague / UNCTAD: "An empowering Global Discourse? - Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and women's empowerment in the Beijing Platform for Action and its review."
- Lin Pugh, Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging: "The IIAV experience on women and the Internet."

Readers in the Netherlands can participate in the seminars by writing to [email protected]. Read here the contributions to the seminar by Ellen Kole on ICT and women in Africa and Lin Pugh on IIAV and ICT.

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