Gender & ICTs

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.

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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It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

India

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Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder.

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The (mobile) games women play

India

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While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at afte

Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Uganda

Image Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to HealthImage Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to Health The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2016 focuses on economic, social, cultural rights (ESCRs) and the link it has to the internet.

Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Daily reports keep coming out about the myriad ways in which our planet is changing. We are rapidly approaching the cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius agreed as the upper acceptable limit of global warming at the Paris talks in 2015.

V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

US

Initiated in 2006, the campaign Take Back the Tech! in Bosnia and Herzegovina has greatly contributed to raising awareness of how ICTs are connected to violence against women, and it has strengthened the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, while creating original and varied content.

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