BPFA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1 Involve women actively in environmental decision-making
at all levels.
2 Include gender concerns and perspectives in
policies and programmes for sustainable development.
3 Strengthen or set up ways to assess the effects
of development and environmental policies on women at the national,
regional and international levels.
Rural women farmers are using ICTs for information
on weather forecast, environmentally friendly techniques and other
information that affects their crops.
l Women scientists are participating in virtual
environmental laboratories that allow women from different countries
to develop collective research projects.
WHAT GENDER ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR IN THE
WSIS POLICY DOCUMENTS
An equitable information society needs to be
based on sustainable economic and social develpoment and gender
justice, It canot be achieved solely thorugh market forces.
Eradication of poverty based on sustainable
economic growth, social development, environmental protection
and social justice requires the involvement of women in economic
and social development.
Many of the more entrenched socio-political
injustices cannot be redressed through economic or market-based
Use of traditional and new ICTs as enabling
tools would ensure that all members of society benefit from economic
grpowth on a holistic approach to all aspects of development:
growth, equality between women and men, social justice, conservation
and protection of the environment, sustainability, solidarity,
participation, peace and respect for human rights.