IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries"


What if we found cost-effective ways to expand accessibility, achieve reliability, and save precious public money providing full quality internet for all?

By trying to find practical ways to overcome the digital divide, each day more and more community leaders pursue local control of connectivity through public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches, and maybe it is time

APC and the Cuban internet


Cuba’s UUCP connection was to the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in Canada. APC provided connections for many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and that attracted the attention of politicians, who saw NGOs as subversive.

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet: "It’s not easy to make the general public understand how surveillance affects them"

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience


As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech!

Nomination to GEM-TECH Awards 2015 closes today!

This is the second edition of the annual joint ITU and UN Women Award to celebrate outstanding people and entities who champion gender equality in the field of ICTs. In 2014, APC’s “Take Back the Tech!

The Istanbul Convention brings the most complex view on the issue of violence against women

The Istanbul Convention is a legal document that was presented by the Council of Europe in 2011.

Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters in internet governance


In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month, we, participants from different countries — Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, were asked to arrange these words on a “ladder of hierarchy”.

Ladder one

  • Married man
  • Unmarried man
  • Married woman, un

ICT, women’s rights and migration


Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. Most of the women working abroad were domestic workers, 98% of them. The number of migrant women in health and medical fields, hotels, restaurants and shops and other services sector are also bigger.

Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia


Two concepts glared at me: Feminist? Internet governance activist? Am I all that? See, I tread carefully around labels because I encounter people who “are “allergic” to the word ‘feminist’ or ‘activist’.

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