WSIS Gender Caucus
2nd Floor Braamfontein Centre - 23 Jorissen Street
Braamfontein 2017
South Africa
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Multi-stakeholder Forum
Media content creation/distribution

Thematic Areas

Access, Inclusion and Participation, Diversity and Pluralism, Information, Communication and Expression Rights, Social Justice & Democracy
Content, Governance, Uses
Development, Gender
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Women's Rights
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Gender Mainstreaming
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Freedom of Information
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Equal Opportunities
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Communication Rights
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Access to knowledge
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Access to Information


The WSIS Gender Caucus is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of women and men from national governments, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and the United Nations system.  The strategic objective of the WSIS-Gender Caucus is to ensure that gender equality and women’s rights are integrated into WSIS and its outcome processes. (...) The WSIS-Gender Caucus affirms its support for the objectives of WSIS and reiterates its view that integrating gender equality issues are a critical means as well as a goal in creating a World Information Society that supports and promotes human development and improvement in quality of life. We believe that if there is appropriate attention paid to gender equality and women's perspectives, the World Information Society will benefit by facilitating the inclusion of women's leadership, communication styles and values. These perspectives will add richly to the concept of a World Information Society and enable the achievement of operational goals. Without a gender dimension, ICTs will not serve human development needs.

Created by: Renzo D'Angelo