Gender & ICTs

Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

PRAGUE 22 June 2012 (Katerina Fialova for GenderIT.org)

The 2012 Olympic Games are already having quite an impact on sex workers in London. The Open Doors team of nurses has for years relied on its knowledge of East London brothels to provide critical sexual health advice, checkups and free condoms. In the run up to the Olympics, police have closed a number of brothels over the last 12 months.

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Nancy Hafkin interviewed by APC

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay

Nancy Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on April 25, after 33 years promoting networks and the internet in Africa.

Feminist talks on internet, economic justice and women's rights at AWID Forum

PERGAMINO 18 May 2012 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

This GenderIT.org edition reflects on the feminist politics and practices of technology within the broader debates around economic justice and women’s rights at the 12th AWID Forum. These talks make a strong contribution to internet governance: if women do not sit at the discussion table, they will be on the menu.

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Bargain basement shopping in the information society

18 May 2012 (Erika Smith for GenderIT)

An APC session at the AWID Forum 2012 titled “Feminist Economics Toolbox sessions,” brought together speakers to spark debate and reflection on the feminist economic issues and the audience vibrated with insights and was eager to deepen discussion on the commodification of knowledge.

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Taking street harassment off the streets and off the map!

18 May 2012 (Erika Smith for GenderIT)

APC reflects on a session at AWID Forum 2012 titled, “Bringing Gender to the Streets: Young Women Amidst the Arab Uprisings.” The use of internet technology like mapping to fight violence against women is an integral part of APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign.

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Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns

11 May 2012 (APC)

Take this brief survey to help three NGOs understand women human rights defenders’ experiences and views on online security. All responses are anonymised and will help inform the work of activists. Survey closes May 18!

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Feminist Talks @ AWID: Soweto #RapeVideo: I don’t create or forward violence!

TURKEY

In a trend that is becoming all too familiar, distribution of an alleged gang rape video has again made the news this week.

Feminist Talks @ AWID: MENA: Who talks for the region?

TURKEY

I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.

Girls in ICT day in the Democratice Republic of the Congo

Goma, DRC

Internet is a vast tool which marked this century because it revolutionized and continues to impact the economy, social development and intellectual habits of several companies worldwide including people. Its use varies according to the behaviour of communities and the basic education received.

Digital Security Becomes Key Concern for Women Rights Activists

20 April 2012
ISTANBUL 20 April 2012 (APC) -

APC, Istanbul, April 20 2012 – “Online Safety – Ask Me”. This is what the badges say, that an increasing number of women are wearing this week in Istanbul for a high-level International Women’s Forum.

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