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Participation of the AICTO in the « Arab Women And the Globalized Communication Space » Forum

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Under the High Patronage of Her Excellency Mrs. Leila BEN ALI, First Lady of Tunisia

The Forum of the "Arab Woman and the Globalized Communication Space" was organized on 25-26 Mars 2008 in Tunis, by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Family, children and the Elderly, with the collaboration of the Arab Women Organization and the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO).

 

Tunis 25-26 March 2008

Under the High Patronage of Her Excellency
Mrs. Leila BEN ALI, First Lady of Tunisia

The Forum of the "Arab Woman and the Globalized Communication Space" was organized on 25-26 Mars 2008 in Tunis, by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Family, children and the Elderly, with the collaboration of  the Arab Women Organization and the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO).

This Forum was attended by several experts specialised in social gender, in development and communication, coming from sisterly and friendly countries, in addition to representatives from governments, associations, research centres and national and international media.

The discussion was  organized in the following interactive sessions:

1/ “Women in the globalized communication space: notions, dimensions, and challenges".

2/  “ Arab woman and the globalized communication space, a social type approach ".
3/  “the globalized communication space, possibilities for the advancement of the situation of Arab woman ".
4/  " Arab woman and the globalized communication space: a futuristic view ".

In its final declaration, the Forum on "Arab Women and the Globalised Communication Space," held on March 25-26 in Tunis, announced the adoption of the opening address delivered by Mrs. Leila Ben Ali, wife of the Head of State, as a reference document of the event's works.

The participants called to implement an action programme to materialise all the recommendations of the Forum.

These recommendations call for the setting up of a financial mechanism to fight the digital divide in Arab societies. This support mechanism backs up the World Solidarity Fund created by the United Nations General Assembly, on December 20, 2002, at President Ben Ali's initiative.

The participants also underlined the imperative to fight the Arab women's digital illiteracy and encourage to make the most of the new information and communication technologies (NICTs).

They stressed the need to make better known the vanguard programmes of Arab women by means of the NICTs.

The Forum laid emphasis on the development of the media and communication discourse to change women's stereotypical images conveyed by media and to present them as full partners of men in public life, as well as within the family.

The participants also called for working out an Arab strategy for the protection of family and the young generations against the dangers of NICTs and some behaviours that are contrary to the Arab culture.

The Arab women's positioning in the globalised communication space should allow them to serve their own causes and set up a civilisational dialogue with the other societies and cultures, they pointed out.

They recommended to grant all the required attention to these issues during the Arab Women Organisation's second congress, to be held next November in the United Arab Emirates, on women's security.

 


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