Gender & ICTs

FTX Hub takes back the tech

CAPETOWN 14 November 2008 (ES for APCNews)

Skill sharing sessions on wikis, web 2.0, a tech hunt, and webcasts marked the first day of the FTX (Feminist Tech eXchange) Hub as part of the Power of Movements forum, from November 14 – 17 2008 in Capetown. The FTX Hub is a place to put those skills into practice – and to share ideas around how critical communications rights are to women’s rights with over 2000 women attending this forum, organised by the Association for Women’s Rights and Development.

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Connecting gender, agriculture and the information society: GenARDIS kick-off workshop

MONTEVIDEO 13 November 2008 (AL for GenARDIS)

Seven women and thirteen men from Anglophone and Francophone Africa and the Caribbean met during the last days of September in Gorée Island, Senegal. They have many things in common, but one in particular is their ability to make innovative connections in gender, agriculture and information and communication technologies (ICTs). This ability has led them to be finalists of the Gender, Agricultural and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund.

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FTX Hub @ AWID 2008 Forum on Movement Building

Date and time: 
Nov 14 2008 (All day) - Nov 17 2008 (All day)

Participants at the Feminist Tech Exchange will put new skills and knowledge into practice at the FTX Hub during the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) 2008 Forum on Movement Build

Feminist Tech Exchange

Date and time: 
Nov 10 2008 (All day) - Nov 12 2008 (All day)

The FTX will explore feminist practices and politics of technology and raise awareness on the critical role of communication rights in the struggle to advance women’s rights worldwide.

Feminist mix with a tech fix: Huge tech exchange in South Africa begins

MONTEVIDEO 7 November 2008 (LC for APCNews)

How can feminists use technology to their advantage? On November 10, the first ever Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) in Cape Town will bring together more than 100 activists from around the globe to address this type of question. Organized by the APC Women’s programme in the run up to the massive women’s movement forum AWID, the capacity-building and information-exchange event will explore various technologies such as video, audio, social networking platforms and other emerging ICT tools. The event will act as an open space to network, share knowledge, and learn new skills and strategies for how to make technology work best for the women’s movement.

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Booklet on Gender Policy for Community Radio Stations published by BNNRC

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Community Radio is playing very significant role in the countries of South Asia responding to other regions of the world.

Short-listed GenARDIS III candidates announced

CAPE TOWN 10 September 2008 (Jennifer Radloff for GenARDIS)

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) Small Grants Fund is delighted to announce that twenty projects have been short-listed as possible GenARDIS grantees. The short-listed proposals come from sixteen countries in Africa and the Caribbean, ranging from the Dominican Republic and St. Vincent on over the Atlantic Ocean to rock-skip throughout western Africa in Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Congo. Eastern Africa and Southern Africa also have their share of representation with projects from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read the entire announcement

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GenARDIS Workshop

Location: 
Goree Institute, Goree Island
Date and time: 
Sep 26 2008 (All day) - Sep 30 2008 (All day)

GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives

Location: 
Vientiane (hotel venue to be determined)
Date and time: 
Jan 18 2009 (All day) - Jan 21 2009 (All day)

Localisation projects are often deemed as gender neutral, having a prime focus of developing localised technology only.

Gender Centred this month: Cybercrime and women

PRAGUE 26 August 2008 (Various for GenderIT.org)

This month, APC women’s GenderIT bulletin investigates online crime, cyberstalking, and asks how women are being affected. In “Finding a difficult balance – Human rights, law enforcement and cyber violence against women” Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks to activists from South Africa and the USA. Wieting Xu looks at cybercrime in India. Argentinian lawyer Carlos Gregorio argues that “Cybercrime laws are not enough, there is also a need for education”. And Ramata Soré discovers that in Burkina Faso women are the perpetrators as well as the victims of internet fraud.

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