Gender & ICTs

A different type of internet traffic - violence against women and the internet in Mexico

Mexico

Tere said the first case was five years ago. A nine-year-old girl who via chat made friends with another girl, both of them crazy for Cowco stickers. One day they planned to meet after school to exchange stampitas. But her new cyber friend didn´t show up, rather she was met by the big brother. Doused with chloroform and kidnapped.

ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?

Mexico

So, is anybody up in a huff about ACTA in your country? Nice that at least netcitizen protest (amongst other activism) encouraged it going public.

Feminist Tech Xchange - Brazil

Date and time: 
May 22 2010 (All day) - May 23 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Brazil

Date and time: 
May 22 2010 (All day) - May 23 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Oct 11 2010 (All day) - Oct 15 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jul 26 2010 (All day) - Jul 30 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jul 12 2010 (All day) - Jul 16 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jun 21 2010 (All day) - Jun 25 2010 (All day)

A feminist tech exchange in Congo

MONTEVIDEO 13 May 2010 (APC for APCNews)

For four days from March 31, fifteen women gathered at the Feminist Tech Exchange in the Brazzaville (Congo) Digital Campus. Participants and trainers alike came from human and women’s rights organisations, the media and politics to learn more about how to use technology to end violence against women and girls. APC member Azur Développement was involved in putting on the event which talked about the hows and whys of blogging, using video, audio and mobile phones, as well as social networking. The FTX is a part of the APC’s Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project in twelve countries. Watch the video of the event (in French).

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How one Indian academic is putting the spotlight on discrimination against women in e-government

CALGARY 13 May 2010 (LC for APCNews)

While the Indian government attempts to include gender on the official agenda in traditional sectors like health and education, gender within the technology sphere is a relatively new concept in India and one that government officials are just not ready to take seriously. They are not convinced by recent findings on the disempowerment of women into rural e-governance in Chhattisgarh, India’s poorest state, and this has been a challenge for lead researcher Dr. Anupama Saxena, a political scientist. Saxena tells APCNews about the struggle to be taken seriously and how the GEM, APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), has given her the credibility and confidence to tackle policy makers head-on.

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