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Function, Goals and Focus of WiTT
Kristina Mihalec | 5 December 2004

Compilation of answers provided by women activists from the region regarding needs of establishing a regional ICT center.

The following preferences were chosen by women in the region who filled out the needs analysis questionnaire that had been established for developing an ICT center. It is also based on discussions with the WiTT core team.

Function of WiTT

The main function of WiTT is following:

- To enable women and girls to use ICTs comfortably & knowledgeably
- To strengthen women’s networking
- To train women in the effective and appropriate use of ICTs to advance and enhance their work within the women’s movement
- To encourage women to pursue careers in ICTs


- To strengthen civil society, the women’s movement and originations, and those that work towards gender equality, through the use of ICTs
- To increase the capacity of women’s organizations
- To increase women’s access to ICT & network opportunities
- To increase the capacity of ICT skills for women & girls
- To raise awareness on the benefits of ICTs and alternative models


- Providing practical ICT skills
- A combination of lectures, discussions, exercises and practical work
- Teaching appropriate ICT tools for activism, advocacy, networking
- Alternative programs & applications


WiTT will based on the following working prinicples:

- Teamwork & co-operation
- Professionalism
- Transparency
- Creativity
- Accessibility
- Flexibility
- Support
- Sharing
- Tolerance
- Democracy
- Respect

All current and future participant’s should agree to the above points of principles in order to partake in the development or initiative itself, as the above points have been established by women in the regions.

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