gender and ICTs
APC’s priorities at this HRC session include gender and privacy online, freedom of religion or belief, and the criminalisation of human rights defenders, journalists and digital security and tech expertise, as well as highlighting violations of internet rights in countries like India and Myanmar.
This visually stunning photo essay provides a glimpse into the life of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the other services provided by the network, located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.
This beautifully etched illustration follows the stories of various women who are working in community networks and their journeys with technology, autonomy and self-realisation.
Despite having the highest growth in internet penetration across the globe, Africa remains the only continent whose digital gender gap has widened since 2013. It is this that motivates AfriSIG to focus deliberate gender lenses on its planning and coordination.
NIC Argentina, which is devoted to the growth of the internet and building society's trust in the internet in Argentina, interviewed APC Executive Director Chat Garcia Ramilo during the Internet Governance Forum in Paris.
This interview explores the gender implications of setting up a community network in the remote areas of the Philippines – from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour to the benefits of access for a community that is ignored by telecommunications companies.
Meet ARSUKEIL, a non-binary feminist superhero with the power to change the algorithms and give back the data to those from whom it has been taken away by large corporations, created by participants at the Take Back the Tech! camp in Nepal.
Research conducted by the Centre for Information Technology and Development on a sample of girls' secondary schools in the state established that the students lacked ICT skills, even though they have to write a computer-based examination to gain entry into universities.
We welcome the full-day panel discussion on women’s rights and information and communication technologies. It is particularly significant as the Council considers the report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and the resolution on violence against women, both focused on online violence.
Through the community network model, with its local ownership of infrastructure, affordability and relevant local content, women in Africa have a good chance to leapfrog into network management, content development, e-commerce, e-learning, etc. from their rural locations.