BPFA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1 Provide women with good, affordable health
care, information and related services, throughout their life
2 Strengthen prevention programmes that promote
3 Establish gender-sensitive procedures for
sexually-transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive
4 Promote research and disseminate information
on women's health.
5 Increase resources and monitor follow-up for
EXAMPLES OF ICT USE/POTENTIAL:
Health centers situated in low income communities
and equipped with ICTs are offering women information on a range
of health issues, services available to them and "how to"
steps for coping with common diseases.
Women's organizations in different countries are using the internet
to collectively develop and share "best practices" and
"best materials" on such issues as HIV/AIDS.
Women's health communicators and educators are
using email and online discussion groups to share successful approaches
and strategies for addressing critical health issues for women.
An umbrella website that serves as a portal
to women and HIV/AIDS information has recently been launched,
thus providing women with access to a range of information from
new research findings to training tools.
WHAT GENDER ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR IN THE
WSIS POLICY DOCUMENTS
Use ICTs to prepare and disseminate accessible
information that strengthens prevention programmes that promote
women's health such as education and information on sexual and
reproductive health issues and on sexually
transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS.
Eliminate obstacles encountered by groups of
women, such as poor and sick women, women farmers, older women,
women with disabilities and unemployed women in accessing ICT
information, education and training.
Support the strategic use of traditional and
new ICTs to strengthen women's networking initiatives and community
based activities that defend the rights of women to goodhealth
and that support their ability to participate equally and without
discrimination in civil and public life.