Gender & ICTs

Films, Desire & Digital Spaces


It seems almost unreal to engage in conversations about
desire at a 15th Century fort in India, but that's exactly what Cheekay Cinco and
I did from 7 - 10 March. APC WNSP
organised a panel and workshop at Films of Desire, an event that brought together activists, human
rights advocates, film makers and academics to engage in dialogue around the socio-political
dimensions of representation. The focus of the event was around sexualities,
and how their mis/non/positive representations on screen is related to real
life negotiations on this difficult and shifting terrain.

Pinays discussed takebackthetech and FOSS in the Philippine Conference on FOSS and E-Governance

Manila, Philippines

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specially in the Local Government Unit (LGU) level. Apart from the main event, WomensHub organised a mini-session for women present to talk about the takebackthetech campaign and FOSS training/mentoring for girls.

Keeping track of what media's saying via African software

GOA, INDIA 5 March 2007 (FN for APCNews)

The South Africa-based Media Monitoring Project has developed the first version of a software application which will eveluate gender-sensitivity in online media. "Media monitoring is relevant to all countries, both those with advanced and less advanced media sectors," claims project coordinator Sandra Roberts.

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Another world is not possible without women

NAIROBI, KENYA 25 January 2007 (Brenda Zulu)

Another world is not possible without women who yesterday demanded for their rights at the ongoing World Social Forum in Nairobi. “We want our rights” chanted the women participating in the women’s rally organised by the Feminist Dialogue Coordinating Group. Over 500 people took part in the march around Kasarani Stadium.

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Gender and ICT Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Re-thinking ICT development through Gender

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 17 January 2007 (Lamija Kosovic)

Lamija Kosovic examines the country’s current ICTs situation in light of post-war reconstruction efforts, particularly to the need to integrate gender concerns by both the women’s national machinery and civil society organisations.

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From the Olympus to the internet, a new network of journalists with a gender perspective

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 12 December 2006 (AL for APCNews)

Artemisa is a Greek goddess that inspired two argentine communicators, Sanda Chaher and Sonia Santero, to promote the gender perspective in social communication. This “archetype" of the independent woman went from the Olympus to the internet through the Artemisa News portal. On November 16 and 17, Artemisa Communication organised the first national forum for journalists with a gender perspective in Argentina, during which the PAR network was formed. APCNews spoke to Sandra about this meeting where solidarity and empathy set the beat via e-mail.

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Film-making farmers

Leiden, Netherlands

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South Africa

Jennifer Radloff (APC) and Janine Moolman (WomensNet) traveled to Jordanian Amman to attend the ninth conference of The Association of Community Radio Practitioners AMARC. Their main mission was to organize a workshop on the Gender Evaluation Methodology (APC Annual Report 2006 ">GEM

) and to show to radio people that GEM should be of concern also for their work.

CAMPAIGN: Take back the tech!

GLOBAL 23 November 2006 (WNSP)

How many hours a day do you spend using some kind of ICT tool? Have you ever wondered how it connects with violence against women? Can things like mobile phones, webcams, blogs and videogames transform power relations between women and men? From 25 November to 10 December, APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) invites you to take back the tech! For 16 days, this campaign engages you to think about how your use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can work to eliminate, or perpetuate violence against women (VAW).

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Amplifying women's voices - we need to turn up the sound

Amman, Jordan

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza from IWTC opened the second day of the AMARC conference which focuses on amplifying women's voices for gender equality...with the good news coming first.

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