The focus on this year’s SIF was around the critical issues of access and power. When talking about access and power, the discussion naturally comes to why there aren’t as many women in online spaces even after years of civil society’s hard work.
This second installment of the journey from Huairou to New York follows the history of the APC's women's programme to the turn of the millennium.
The African market is flooded with zero rating services such as Free Basics (Facebook’s zero rating scheme) and other subsidised data strategies. Do these schemes make internet more affordable and bring access to more people in Africa?
We’ve seen the impact that new interfaces have over the years in ICTs. Apple’s graphical user interface and its Microsoft successor, Windows, for example. The World Wide Web. Smartphones and tablets. Today’s digital businesses are hoping that the ‘digital assistant’ is the smart n...
In May 2017, countless South African women took to Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences of abuse under the hashtag #MenAreTrash. The outpour of tweets and Facebook posts was sparked by the murder of Karabo Mokoena, a 22-year-old woman who was allegedly killed and burned by her boyfriend.
What's the future for ICTs and Internet? You’ll find different perspectives and priorities in different places.
From creating a space in a tent in Huairou to the well-known NGO “alternative space”, Church Centre of the United Nations, to the leather seats and imposing “heart” of the United Nations Headquarters, place of government representatives, we journey with APC Women's Rights Programme.