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Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Knowledge Divides

Thu, Jun 1, 2000

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New York University’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

Technology and information are wealth and power. Women must gain equal access to technology and information, and become cultural producers themselves. Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami of WLP, Sociologist Alia Arasoughly, Noeleen Heyzer of UNIFEM, and Najat Rochdi of the Morocco Internet Society.

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About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more

Quotables – Technology

"[Modern information technology] has the potential to empower women in ways unprecedented in the social and cultural evolution of human history" - Making IT Our Own: Introduction

"The new information technology, indifferent to human suffering, does not accommodate humane needs unless we harness it and make it do so." Leading To Choices

"We must be bold and creative, our feet firmly grounded in the realities that surround us, but our gaze aimed at the lofty possibilities that our advancements in science and technology promise and that our growth as a global society is only beginning to comprehend." - Toward A Compassionate Society

“International movement building in the 21st century and involvement of youth in advocacy will be made possible largely through technology" - Engendering IT Tools