Gender & ICTs

South Africa and online pornography: Bill sets off alarm bells in women's movement

JOHANNESBURG 6 July 2010 (Sally-Jean Shackleton for APCNews)

A draft Bill proposing a ban on sexual content on the internet and cellphones submitted to the South African Department of Home Affairs in May 2010 claims to have the best interests of women and children in mind but has set alarm bells ringing in the women’s movement. “The Bill equates women with children –taking a protectionist approach to the rights of women— and promotes state censorship,” says Sally-Jean Shackleton, director of Women’sNet, a feminist technology organisation based in Johannesburg.

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Justifiable protection or entrenching patriarchy? Pornography and the internet in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 6 July 2010 (Sally-Jean Shackleton for GenderIT.org)

A draft Bill proposing a ban on sexual content on the internet and cellphones submitted to the South African Department of Home Affairs in May 2010 claims to have the best interests of women and children in mind. The Bill was submitted to the Department, which oversees the Film and Publications Board, by a non-profit organisation called Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA).

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Special FAO online forum to discuss gender, ICTs and rural livelihoods

CAPE TOWN 5 July 2010 (Jennifer Radloff for APC Africa Women)

From 5 – 16 July 2010, a special online forum being hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s e-agriculture.org initiative, and will discuss the issues surrounding gender, ICTs and rural livelihoods. The forum will also be moderated by the APC’s Jennifer Radloff as part of the Gender, agriculture and rural development in the information society. (GenARDIS) project. Join e-agriculture and GenARDIS for this forum, which will look at what has and has not worked, good practices, as well as the critical area of capacity building and what can be done to empower men and women to play a bigger role in ICTs for agriculture and rural development.

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Quiet Moments of an Advocate for Women and Women’s Rights….

Philippines

An invitation to talk about online safety to young women and girls on a radio show came…

There I was preparing to make myself heard,

There I was trying to think through what information I can share about women, VAW and ICT

Then there I was, standing, listening, trying to understand what it is about ICT that I should know…

The language of violence against women and women’s righ

Brazilian women advance in the process of technological dominion

SAO PAULO

“Liberation from fear and bad attitude in relation to ICTs – information and communication technologies”, “a unique opportunity for empowerment seeking to overcome technological limitations”, “conviction that the amplification of horizons with regards to internet use is not a monster”, “the certainty that the internet will provide better service for the networks for protection of w

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."

Mexico

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up

JOHANNESBURG

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraA woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa.

The first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan a pleasant surprise

Pakistan

“I think that although I have always been an optimist, in many ways I am a cynic as well :) .

Digital storytelling to fight violence against women - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD

From June 7 – 11, South Asian APC member Bytes for All will unite fellow APC members and women activists alike for a joint event, funded by the APC’s Member Exchange Fund. Representatives from several APC organisations will meet in Islamabad to attend a workshop on digital storytelling and learn how to Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women.

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