gender and community networks
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? KICTANet works towards network building to bring diverse voices and pieces of evidence to the spotlight and build enabling regulation for ICTs in Kenya.
How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.
The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.
Daiane Araujo dos Santos discusses the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.
This beautifully illustrated story is a tale about how two community network women in India and the women around them sustained connectivity while navigating a global pandemic as the country came to a lockdown.
GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks project invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.
This comic was inspired by interviews conducted with women who work with community networks in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as a way of capturing their experiences in the form of an illustration that collects all their stories.
As a flag-bearer of digital connectivity in her village in India, Talaria Amruta is helping build community networks through the Digital Empowerment Foundation's “Barefoot Women Wireless Engineers” inititiave.
The “camp” format was chosen because of the fundamental role of human relations in the development of a community network, which is why we decided to make it a “barefoot” event, an immersive event, where we slept and woke up together over the course of several days, sharing and learning.
Anjali Vajre shares a personal account of how the connectivity enabled by the Gram Marg Rural Broadband project has changed her life and how she would like to use the skills she has gained to empower other women in her village.