Gender & ICTs

Feminist tech exchange teaches Afghani women more than skills

CALGARY 21 March 2012 (LC for APCNews)

While some women were being showered with flowers to celebrate international women’s day, Afghani women activists were diligently learning new tech skills at a four-day Feminist Tech Exchange held in Kabul by the APC women’s programme. The experience has left them with much more than just technology skills.

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The 5 activist functions of technology and #Riots

9 March 2012 (Women'sNet)

Mary C Joyce of the Meta-Activism project summarizes in a recent blog post the key functions of technology for activist purposes: to shape public opinion, plan an action, protect activists, share a call to action and take action digitally.

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Papuan love letter video wins Best Documentary in South to South Film Festival

27 February 2012 (EngageMedia)

Maria Goreti, a papuan woman, was left pregnant and abandoned by an indonesian soldier. She and her 3-year-old daughter are still waiting for him to return. South to South Film Festival award-winning short film “Love letter to the Soldier” by EngageMedia tells her story.

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Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): new video and site launch

JOHANNESBURG 8 February 2012 (LC for APCNews)

The APC has been refining its Gender Evaluation Metholodolgy (GEM) since it was first elaborated in 2001. GEM can help you determine whether your project or initiative is really improving the lives of women and promoting positive change in the community you are working in.

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AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011

8 February 2012 (GJ for APCNews)

A list of the significant moments for women’s rights in 2011. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women’s rights lens.

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Take Back the Tech! campaign now a global movement

MONTEVIDEO 22 December 2011 (GenderIT.org for APC)

“A creative and revolutionary movement”, says APC’s women programme coordinator, Jac sm Kee, about the Take Back The Tech! campaign. In this editorial by GenderIT.org, it becomes evident that the campaign is already a global movement.

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Campaign Take Back The Tech! registered more than 100 cases of gender violence through ICT

MONTEVIDEO 22 December 2011 (GenderIT.org for APC)

The Take Back The Tech! campaign, run by APC WNSP, launched an interactive mapping platform which collected more than one hundred stories about gender violence online or through mobile phones. In this article by GenderIT.org, Sonia Randhawa outlines some of the tendencies that stand out when analizing the collected information.

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SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women

20 December 2011
KINSHASA 20 December 2011 () -

SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo, allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours.

SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women

KINSHASA 20 December 2011 (APC for APCNews)

SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours. Cutting access to communications is a violation of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information protected under the DRC constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Tweet to help end violence against women on November 25

CALGARY 24 November 2011 (LC for APC)

Tomorrow marks the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women (#vaw), and the Take Back the Tech! campaign. This year, we’re kicking things off with a tweet-a-thon! Help us make #16days and #tbtt trending topics to help end VAW. Tweeting begins at GMT 1400.

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