gender & ICT

Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?
Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change? 17 August 2021 Marwa Azelmat for GenderIT.org

We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.

Gender approaches to cybersecurity: Design, defence and response
Gender approaches to cybersecurity: Design, defence and response 25 February 2021

"Gender Approaches to Cybersecurity" explores how gender norms shape specific activities pertaining to cybersecurity design, defence and response. In each of these three pillars, the research identifies distinct dimensions of cyber-related activities that have gendered implications and, thus, need to be considered from a gender perspective.

Day 4 of the Internet Rules workshop: Deep dives into gender and technology, data sovereignty and the impact of algorithms in our everyday life
Day 4 of the Internet Rules workshop: Deep dives into gender and technology, data sovereignty and the impact of algorithms in our everyday life 27 November 2020 APCNews

“Has there been a gendered reality to the issues discussed in the previous sessions of the workshop?” was the question posed. “In every single one” was the immediate response. So began Day 4 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop.

"All that you walk on to get there": New GenderIT.org edition shares feminist reflections on methodology, ethics and access in research
"All that you walk on to get there": New GenderIT.org edition shares feminist reflections on methodology, ethics and access in research 02 September 2019

This edition is a collection of essays and reflexive writings on feminist ways of knowing, and practices and priorities in feminist internet research. The focus is particularly on how there are added dimensions to all these questions when doing research on the internet and digital technology.

Making our presence felt: Women's involvement in online content creation in Ghana
Making our presence felt: Women's involvement in online content creation in Ghana 25 April 2019 Theorose Dzineku for GenderIT.org

In this exploration of the questions of access and economy for women in Ghana, the author takes a closer look at the digital gender gap. When women don't have equal access to the internet, then what are the economic implications?

Executive summary: Mapping research in gender and digital technology
Executive summary: Mapping research in gender and digital technology 08 June 2018 Namita Aavriti

The mapping study on the themes of embodiment, agency, expression, movement building, access, economy and gendered labour in network economies indicates common trends, issues and areas for further research and emerging fields of study and intervention.

Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang
Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang 02 April 2018 Namita Aavriti

GenderIT.org interviewed Y. K. (Della) Chang, one of the founders of APC member organisation Jinbonet, who was recently appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea.

Promoting greater access to internet for female students of secondary schools
Promoting greater access to internet for female students of secondary schools 30 November 2017 Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

This report is aimed at providing empirical data that can drive advocacy for greater access to the internet for female schools and generally support advocacy for gender digital inclusion.

Gender inclusion at the IGF: The gender report card
Gender inclusion at the IGF: The gender report card 31 October 2012 Flavia Fascendini

In 2011, APC successfully piloted & advocated for the formal implementation of a gender report card for IGF workshops and main sessions as a way to monitor and assess the level of gender parity and inclusion. You can contribute by filling one out at the events you take part in.

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