Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry

Research suggests that women are underrepresented at every level in technology. Why is this the case? And how do we educate, hire, and retain more women in it?

Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Malaysia

The top-end of the computer industry is still seen as a sexy place to be. The culture may be designed to wed you to the job, but its a pairing that many professionals envy. And of course, as this week’s protest is designed to highlight, this side of the industry is not where the women are.

Feminist autonomous infrastructure in the internet battlefield: From Zombies to Ninjas

The Distributed Denial of Women (DDoW) strike is an international call in protest to unequal conditions of women and genderfluid/queer in technology.

Being Dalit, doing corporate (women-in-tech)

Bangalore

Generally speaking, there is an extremely minimal presence of Dalit women in corporate spaces, which by itself is a huge challenge. Unlike the public sector, no affirmative action policies in India mandate the recruitment of Dalits or Dalit women in the private sector.

Inside the Information Society: Are developing country voices in ICT decision-making getting louder?

London [13 February 2017]

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*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

17 February 2017 (Various for APCNews)

These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.

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Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

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Roots with wings: Changes in APC senior management

16 February 2017 (APC for APCNews)

On 1 April 2017 APC’s current deputy executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, will assume the position of executive director. Anriette Esterhuysen will step down as ED and assume a position as director of advocacy.

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Women in tech: We want to share your stories!

13 February 2017 (TBTT for APCNews)

On 23 February tech companies and organisations will face a Distributed Denial of Women, a general strike to show how important women are to the tech industry. Take Back the Tech! wants to make sure the industry understands how to change the toxic culture that affects women and other marginalised people. Write about your experience, and we’ll publish it on our site.

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Inside the Information Society: Multistakeholder participation, a work in progress

London [13 February 2017]

Rompecabezas: Image by Teodoro S Gruhl in PublicDomainPictures.netRompecabezas: Image by Teodoro S Gruhl in PublicDomainPictures.net*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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