Gender & ICTs
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.
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.
Take Back The Tech! celebrates 10 years of working with grassroots movements around the world to take control of technology to end violence against women. Throughout the year Take Back the Tech!
96% of people interviewed in an unprecedented national survey believe that women are being trafficked in Brazil, and 82% estimate that it takes place in their own town. These results dismiss the prevailing belief that human trafficking is an urban legend or a fictional subject from a famous Brazilian soap opera.
Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse from Whose Knowledge? project to find out more.
Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.
Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.
The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.
Concern with the role Facebook may or may not have played in swaying the outcome of the U.S.
The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the “link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the