Gender and ICTs

Mapping research in gender and digital technology
Mapping research in gender and digital technology 30 January 2018 Anri van der Spuy and Namita Aavriti with additional inputs from others

Between January and November 2017, APC carried out a mapping study of the research in gender and digital technology taking place in or concerning middle and low-income countries in the last decade (2006-2017). The study focuses on information and communications technologies and the internet in particular but broadly encompasses digital technology and its impact on gender. This publication is the final output of that research project. The objective is to map knowledge production in the field o...

7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine
7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine 23 January 2018 7amleh

The new report titled “Internet freedoms in Palestine: Mapping of digital rights violations and threats”, available in English and Arabic, constitutes the first of its kind on the Palestinian level. The report analyses freedoms in the Palestinian virtual sphere, especially in the context of violations that have recently been perpetrated against Palestinian activists on social media platforms and the restrictions on freedom of speech online committed by the Israeli occupation, legislations...

APC response to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide
APC response to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide 08 January 2018 APC

APC welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the work of the ITU Council Working Group-Internet (CWG-I) Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide. APC considers the gender digital divide as both a symptom and cause of violations of women’s human rights. It is a symptom, in that the discrimination that women face on the basis of social and cultural norms is one of the most pron...

Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies
Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies 21 December 2017 Shubha Kayastha

Shubha Kayastha interviewed research team including Sanchia Brown, Programme Officer at Women and Media Collective (WMC) Sri Lanka and Coordinator of EROTICS, Sri Lanka; Subha Wijesiriwardena, a writer and a blogger working on gender and sexuality project in WMC and also associated with Internews in a project which supports Freedom House which looks like strengthening local LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay...

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, internet and communication 21 December 2017

This edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues and forums for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence, abuse and harassment that we face onground/offline? And is this even a question to ask, since it is now inevitable that we are all embedded i...

EROTICS Global Survey 2017: Sexuality, rights and internet regulations
EROTICS Global Survey 2017: Sexuality, rights and internet regulations 19 December 2017 Mariana Palumbo and Delfina Schenone Sienra

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. At its seminal stage, five case studies showed that while increasing online activity exposes users to certain risks and threats, individuals and collectives are successful in developing means of ...

EROTICS South Asia exploratory research: Sex, rights and the internet
EROTICS South Asia exploratory research: Sex, rights and the internet 19 December 2017 Bishakha Datta, Smita Vanniyar, Jasmine Lovely George, Neha Mathews, Rachel Bali, Zahra Adamjee Indu Nepal, Jyotsna Maskay, Shiwa Karmacharya, Shaun Kirven, P.M. Deshapriya, J.M. Mendis Shermal Wijewardene, Subha Wijesiriwardena, and hvale vale

EROTICS is an exploration of the internet and its multi-layered relationship with sexuality, rights and sexual expression, and is a space/place of practices and a network of people which started in 2008. Its purpose was and is to look into the obscure, the unexpected and the obvious. The internet is a fast-paced world, known for accelerations but also broken links, unfinished architectures, tru...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America
Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America 18 December 2017 Derechos Digitales

During the last three years, Latin America in a Glimpse has been an annual recount of the most relevant events in Latin America in terms of technology and human rights. This summary allows readers to get an idea of the scene in the region regarding: relevant issues discussed, emerging threats, the response of public policies to the challenges projected by technology and the role that civil soci...

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)

In May 2017, a national outcry followed the massive failure recorded in the first fully computer-based test run of the Unified Matriculation Examination of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). This massive failure was a reflection of two significant features, both of which are related. First, it occurred more in rural areas than urban areas. Secondly, it had a gender dimension, a...

From the 1990s to today: The power of a movement
From the 1990s to today: The power of a movement 28 November 2017 Take Back the Tech!

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day that honours the Mirabal sisters, links gender-based violence to human rights and marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). As Take Back the Tech! has launched a 16 Days campaign exploring the movement against GBV, it's important to consider how this movement began. Althou...

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