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MISTICA: Exploring Gender Impact of the World Links Program

From: Yacine Khelladi (yacine@yacine.net)
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 16:32:13 AST


Source: World Links Newsletter -- September-October, 2001
read World Links newsletters on-line at http://www.world-links.org/news

1. Exploring Gender Impact of the World Links Program

As a result of the evaluation, the following recommendations are
offered:

- Encourage/incentivize schools to develop "fair use policies" for their
computer labs, which would ensure girls' access proportional to their
representation in the overall student body.

- Organize awareness sessions on gender and development, in order to
lift bstacles linked to traditional beliefs and practices that constitute
barriers o girls' education.

- Develop new policies, particularly in boarding schools, to relieve
girls from ousehold chores that they perform during evenings while other male
students enjoy more lab time.

To read more findings and recommendations, the report summary is
available at
http://www.world-links.org/english/html/genderstudy.html



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