Gender & ICTs
In this submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, APC explores the human rights implications of the gender digital divide for women and girls and offers possible solutions to bridging the divide from a human rights perspective, highlighting APC’s work in this area.
In India, there are gender barriers that uniquely prevent women from accessing technology right from an early age. From an intersectional perspective, such gender barriers overlap with economic, cultural, and class barriers for women from marginalised backgrounds.
“The architectures of online harassment” was the first in a two-part post that described the context and motivations of Tactical Tech’s work addressing the problem of online harassment through the lens of interface design.
Sexual surveillance, you may have guessed, cannot simply be reduced to a distinct instance where x happens to y (e.g. where men surveil women).
Judith Owigar is a coder, a blogger and a tech enthusiast. She has worked with Akirachix, a revolution for African women and technology.
Bridging the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective: APC submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
This GenderIT.org edition examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, and how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe. As we further delve into looking at gendered labour, we realise it is not absence but invisibilising of labour, and even further that it is often extraction and exploitation.
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?
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.