Gender & ICTs

Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces

Outside Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, corner of Miriam Makeba and President streets, Newton, Zimbabwe

Women’sNet invites you to a day filled with activities to reclaim Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) back by occupying Miriam Makeba Street and setting up an outdoor internet cafe.

Using Media and Technology to end Gender Based Violence

Inter Press Service (IPS), South Africa
Using Media and Technology to end Gender Based Violence
08 December 2010

[…]Jan Moolman from APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) spoke about ‘Protecting Women’s Rights Online’. “Both ICT and VAW affect our capacity to completely enjoy our human rights and fundamental freedoms. Women and girls are increasingly experiencing violence when using the internet and mobile phones. Acts of violence against women in the real world are replicated online, including cyber stalking, cyber bullying, surveillance and other acts that violate women’s safety and privacy. ICTs are changing the ways in which women experience and respond to violence”, said Jan Moolman.[…]

Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces - Zimbabwe

Location: 
Outside Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Corner of Miriam Makeba and President Streets
Date and time: 
Dec 10 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Women’sNet invites you to a day filled with activities to reclaim Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) back by occupying Miriam Makeba Street in Newton, Zimbabwe to demonstrate that online spaces need to be transformed, too.

Marching towards a positive future

Kinshasha

Hi comrade. Hope this letter will find you a good health. Just wanted to tell you that on December 1, in Kinshasa, we will be marching from Maison communal de Kimbanseke towards… a positive future.

Five organizations representing those who have suffered the most from HIV join forces to speak out, celebrate and inform.

Challenging pornophobia and moral beliefs of Congolese media practitioners

DRC

Today I challenged ideas around pornophobia and morality among Congolese media practitioners

I’m just back from a cyberdialogue organized in my country around ICT and violence against women. As my organization Si Jeunesse Savait is implementing a 2-year project on the topic, I felt like it was really the place to be today. I put aside planning for next year. That could wait.

For Women, Cyber Crimes Are All Too Real

IPS, Karachi, Pakistan
For Women, Cyber Crimes Are All Too Real
30 November 2010

The Grade 10 student was first drugged, and then four men raped her. The group then apparently tried to extort money from her family. When the family filed a complaint with the police instead, the extortionists in October then posted a cellphone video of her whole ordeal on the Internet.

Take Back the Tech! fund winner trains women in ICT skills in Uganda

NAMAINGO 30 November 2010 (Loyce Kyogabirwe for APCNews)

“I used to think that computers are only for those people who are educated and are in big offices in Kampala but today I have realized that I can also use a computer,” said Kintu Solome, who received training in ICT skills at a workshop led by APC partner Isis WICCE in Uganda 15-19 November. Isis-WICCE was awarded a small grant from APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (WNSP) Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project to hold the training.

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Malaysian women explore how ICTs can help end violence against women

KUALA LUMPUR 29 November 2010 (Persantuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) for APC WNSP)

From stop-animation to digital recordings and interactive websites; discussions about abortion and reproductive rights to government legislation regarding violence against women; women and their organisations will learn to use ICTs in order to prevent the spread of violence against women. Five innovative projects that work with women and ICTs will receive funding through the APC women’s programme’s Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project.

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Culture is no excuse for violence:Take Back the Tech! partners with Violence is Not Our Culture

KUALA LUMPUR 28 November 2010 (Violence is Not Our Culture for APC WNSP)

Take Back The Tech! partners with the “Violence is Not our Culture” global campaign to mark this year’s International Day on Women Human Rights Defenders and the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (VAW) . On 29 November 2010, we join hands in solidarity and call for all of our campaigners and allies in different parts of the world to support the work of women human rights defenders in demanding an end to violence against women justified in the name of “culture”, “religion” or “tradition”.

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Defend women's human rights. Declare our culture as free from violence against women!

28 November 2010
KUALA LUMPUR 28 November 2010 (APC WNSP) -

Take Back The Tech! partners with the Violence is Not our Culture global campaign to mark this year’s International Day on Women Human Rights Defenders and the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (VAW) .

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