Gender & ICTs
For IGF first-timers and veterans, listening to people talk about issues related to internet governance has created a snowball effect of thoughts.
APCNews – September 20 2010 – Year XI Issue 129
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
A deaf woman in Ethiopia can now generate her own income through digital photography.
The GenARDIS fund disbursed US $250,000 to use technology to improve rural livelihoods in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific over almost a decade. Here are lessons learned in English and French.
APC´s gender and ICT policy site GenderIT.org speaks with Sylvie Niombo and Françoise Mukuku, ICT activists from the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They discuss the internet, mobile phones and how they are being used in their countries to reduce incidence of violence against women and how conversely they aggravate violence and lead to violation of privacy laws. They also explain why access to ICTs is critical for the achievement of the third Millennium Development Goal on women´s empowerment. Photo: Françoise Mkuku helps a friend with bluetooth
A recent consultation held by APC in Buenos Aires found that cell phones are becoming increasingly regarded as a way for men to harrass and monitor their wives and girlfriends. While a number of laws protecting women’s rights have just been passed, they are yet to be tested in court. This GenderIT.org article looks at the current legislation regarding violence and technology, the gaps that exist and what grass-roots organisations are advocating for. Photo: APC WNSP
While women’s rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home – domestic violence, marital rape – public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are exposing problems in both policy and practice. Photo: “John Atherton”:http://www.flickr.com/people/gbaku/
APCNouvelles 127 – FGI, femmes et TIC en Afrique de l’Ouest
APCNouvelles – 23 août – Année XI Édition 127
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