Gender & ICTs

Point of View

Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit that builds and amplifies women’s voices and removes barriers to voice, speech and expression.

Tools:

  • Media, Education, Technology, Art

Strategies:

  • Creating digital resources, publications & campaigns
  • Building skills, capacities and understanding
  • Producing information & knowledge We educate communities and publics
  • Advocating with civil society & policymakers

Programmes:

  • Digitality, Gender and Sexuality: Equipping women, trans people and girls to become digital citizens
  • Sexuality and Disability: Empowering women with disabilities to see themselves as sexual beings
  • Digital Storytelling: Enabling young women to enter, build and shape conversations on silenced topics
  • Internet Democracy: Promoting an Internet that supports free speech, social justice and democracy, in India and beyond
Topic areas of expertise:
  • Gender & ICTs

Contact

21A, Chapel Road
Mt Mary, Bandra West,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
India

Email Address: info@pointofview.org

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD)


Media Matters for Democracy, MMfD is a young Islamabad based non profit. MMfD has been formed on the vision and the belief that a liberal, professional media industry is the cornerstone of a progressive, democratic society. We strive for an inclusive, democratic media industry that is tech-friendly, progressive diverse, professional and secure. Media development in Pakistan is the main premise of Media Matters for Democracy. We undertake policy research and advocacy for better media regulation in Pakistan. We work for the acceptance and integration of digital media technologies and work towards creating sustainable citizen journalism initiatives in the country. Our work is focused on three key areas; policy advocacy through evidence building and generation of public debate, data and digital journalism and inclusion of citizen voices.

MMfD’s program areas include;

1. Freedom of [online and offline] Expression

This program is the foundation of MMfD. The program works on policy and practical levels and includes initiatives related to; a. Journalist security – MMfD is working with Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS and UNESCO on advocacy around media workers’ safety bill and ending impunity, b. Media regulation – MMfD is working to create awareness around media regulation, specially the regulation of electronic media in Pakistan and c. Internet governance – MMfD is one of the few organisations working on progressive and pro rights internet regulation policies

2. Media Development

This program aims to strengthen the media industry by building its credibility and capacity and includes initiatives on a. Ethical and Professional media – Under this program area we have conducted research into media economy and media content and b. ICTs and journalism – Under this program we are working on initiatives to bring technology to the media industry.

3. Gender and Media

The Gender and Media Program at MMfD seeks to improve the gender balance in the media industry and within media content. The program works on three areas including; a. Women in Media – This is a cross cutting program and seeks to ensure that women journalists remain beneficiaries in all of MMfD’s projects. The program area is trying to document the challenges and to seek solutions for empower women in media, b. Women voices in media – This is also a cross cutting theme across MMfD’s initiatives. We seek to ensure gender balance in all we produce on our own and are also working on producing evidence that highlights the existing gender gap within media content and Women Empowerment Online – Under this program, we seek to empower women to have their say online without fearing harassment of abuse.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Media & ICTs

Contact

Website
http://mediamatters.pk/
http://mediamatterspakistan.org/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/mediamattersfordemocracy/

Twitter
@mmfd_pak

Contact
info@medimatters.pk

TBTT Internet intermediaries campaign media report

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On 21 July 2014, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites. Our primary goal is to get them to take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service and engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms.

APC commissioned research that reveals that these companies fail women users, especially those outside of North America and Europe, and that they need to be more transparent: we don’t know who responds to reports and how they are trained, and we haven’t seen data on reporting demographics and success.

Take Back the Tech! used this research to create a report card that grades Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on issues such as transparency around reporting and redress, engagement with stakeholder groups and public commitment to human rights standards. The report card ignited media interest, with the Washington Post, Time, Fortune, O Globo, Yahoo France, the New Indian Express and more covering the campaign.

This is the media report of this campaign featuring social media activity, media hits, and content produced for this event.

Location: 
Pergamino
Publication date: 
October 2014

On 21 July 2014, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites.

Bytes for All, Pakistan

Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization and a research think tank with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments with and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country. Its strategic plan delivers in following key result areas (KRA), which include:
1. Securing digital rights and freedom of expression for civil liberties;
2. Strengthening digital security of human rights defenders & media professionals;
3. Ending technology-driven gender-based violence;
4. Network building at national, regional and global level;

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Security & privacy

Contact

273, Street 17, F- 10/2,
Islamabad,
Pakistan
http://www.bytesforall.pk
info@bytesforall.pk

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)

- Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life

SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development.

The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in academics, governance, for corporate and individual use, and for employment generation. SPACE has been instrumental in several important free software based development interventions like ICT in education, community radio, ICT for disabled etc. It has played a significant role in the formulation of the ICT policy of Government of Kerala. SPACE is currently in the process of expanding its activities throughout India.

Levergaining on diverse background of its team, SPACE concieves and implements innovative programs for social and economic development, with help of Information and Communication Technology.

SPACE collaborates with and brings together institutions and people from government, non-government, corporate, academic backgrounds for greater outreach and impact.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Accessibility,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

SPACE C-11, Elankom Gardens Vellayambalam Thiruvananthapuram 10 Kerala Ph: 0471 2318997 Email: contact@space-kerala.org
http://www.space-kerala.org/

Post TBTT GenderIT edition in numbers

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Attaching the statistics report of GenderIT.org edition that was launched both in English and in Spanish after TBTT campaign.

Publication date: 
February 2013

Attaching the statistics report of GenderIT.org edition that was launched both in English and in Spanish after TBTT campaign.

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