Gender & ICTs

Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech!

6 May 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

City-level Take Back the Tech! exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding this idea and help it make it to the challenge shortlist!

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Coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives

LONDON 6 May 2014 (Minna Salami for GenderIT.org)

In this article, Minna Salami argues that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. Salami challenges this general trend by sharing a few examples of how African feminists are using the internet to change society.

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People Links digital gathering discusses tech-related violence against women

5 May 2014 (GenderIT.org)

People Links is a monthly online gathering hosted by APC member May First/People Link, for members and open to the public. On 27 March they hosted a discussion on technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech and the right to freedom of expression.

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Digital Storytelling: Animating Personal and Political Narratives

Mumbai

As I walked into the conference room at YMCA, Mumbai to attend the Digital Storytelling Workshop, I realised I was one among fifteen participants who were excited, curious and eager to embark on the five-day journey.

Conversation with Maureen James, Funding and Strategy Specialist at IFEX

Port Dickson

Maureen James is Funding and Strategy Specialist at the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) where she has been mobilising funds to support implementation of IFEX programmes and projects since 2003.

"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet

PORT DICKSON 22 April 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC held a global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Malaysia to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. One of the goals of the meeting was to find, within a sex-positive queer framework, an agreement on core feminist principles for a transformative internet, in order to develop a set of evolving Feminist Principles of the Internet. We invite you to look through some of the materials reflecting the debates that took place during the meeting.

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Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy

22 April 2014 (APC for World Pulse)

Throughout phase 1 on digital access, the World Pulse community blew us away with incredible stories of women championing access to the internet and driving home the need for a free, open and universal web. World Pulse is now excited to announce the launch of the second phase of their campaign on digital literacy. World Pulse is crowdsourcing stories and solutions from grassroots women leaders on the importance of digital literacy. Share your story!

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New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58

PORT DICKSON 17 April 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and bargaining in agreements during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) around information and communication technologies and women’s rights, as well as the prospects for 2015, a key year for the women’s movement agenda. Despite the advances made, once again advocates had to focus their efforts on defending previous agreements instead of building on them for visible progress.

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Time to come out!: Pioneering women in history of technology

Malaysia

Many of our public spaces have been designed predominantly by men, and this includes online spaces. But many women have also led the way – creating innovative tools, connecting us to digital spaces and speaking out when we’re not included.

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