Feminist internet

A (quiet) word on gender
A (quiet) word on gender 01 November 2006 APC

Natasha Primo – executive director of South Africa-based WomensNet – was the only person to talk about gender issues at the plenary session this morning. She said she hoped the Forum would spell out plans that had a significant impact on women. Read it all on the i-witnesses blog. This blog post and several others on this Panos-sponsored website is definitely worth checking out.

Internet Governance Forum - What is it All About?
Internet Governance Forum - What is it All About? 01 November 2006 APC

Internet Governance is a difficult concept to grapple with for many of us. Even those who have been keeping track of discussions on gender and the new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Naturally, people who know or who have heard about the Internet Governance Forum, are asking what this meeting is all about. Read the full article here: http://www.genderit.org/en/index.shtml?apc=f—e—1&x=94976

Setting the scene at IGF without gender perspective?
Setting the scene at IGF without gender perspective? 01 November 2006 APC

The first IGF session entitled Multistakehoder Policy Dialogue / Setting the Scene, was facilitated by Kenneth Cukier and spectacularly ignored the question on gender and ICTs.

Some african women journalists still hand-writing
Some african women journalists still hand-writing 13 September 2006 APC

Bimbola Ayesola is a woman journalist working at The Sun Publishing Ltd, a

Where are the Women? At home, not being assertive
Where are the Women? At home, not being assertive 13 September 2006 APC

I arrived with 3 other Association for Progressive Communications Africa Women project (AAW) delegates on Monday morning to attend the Highway Africa conference in a raining Grahamstown, South Africa. I looked at the conference programme for Highway Africa and saw that only 11 female speakers were listed out of fifty.

When talking about gender and ICT comes down to earth
When talking about gender and ICT comes down to earth 05 September 2006 AL for APCNews

Influencing gender and information and communication technology policies requires a lot of patience and perseverance. And above all, the conviction that it is possible to affect change. The women’s space from APC member Pangea has took on the arduous task of incorporating the topic into the Catalonian political agenda.

FLOSSophy and migration solutions
FLOSSophy and migration solutions 22 August 2006 APC

APC Women’s Networking Support Programme are running a 2-day workshop on FLOSS at the Know How Conference being held in Mexico City from 21-15 August. From a small and tightly packed computer room, with fans whirring in the background to cool down the room, participants moved from FLOSSophy to migrating to FOSS.

Will women really benefit from the digital revolution?
Will women really benefit from the digital revolution? 26 July 2006 Sylvie Niombo

The book “The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa, a Harsh Reality” written by Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla has just been translated into English by APC, the Association for Progressive Communications. On this occasion, Sylvie Niombo, Deputy Coordinator of APC’s Africa-Women network, interviewed Marie-Helene on the content of the book.

GRACE project: State of the research
GRACE project: State of the research 06 June 2006 Ineke Buskens

GRACE is a group of 14 research teams working in 12 African countries focusing on Gender Research in Africa into ICT’s for Empowerment, supported by a research grant from the International Development Research Centre of Canada. This research project was completed in be completed in 2008. Read the full update.

Gender and ICTs in Africa: Let’s talk research
Gender and ICTs in Africa: Let’s talk research 05 June 2006 AAW

Performing research can be challenging, especially when researchers turn to their own communities. In the GRACE project, researchers will meet to share their findings and develop their writing skills in early June in Durban, South Africa. Organised in fourteen different teams, the researchers live and work in twelve African countries and all are tackling a fundamental question: How do women in ...

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