Gender and ICTs

The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017
The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017 07 April 2017 Smita for GenderIT.org

Even before the schedule came out, the festival sounded fascinating, and distinctly different from other conferences, both national and international, which I have attended as of now.

Bridging the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective: APC submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Bridging the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective: APC submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 22 March 2017

In this submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, APC explores the human rights implications of the gender digital divide for women and girls and offers possible solutions to bridging the divide from a human rights perspective, highlighting APC’s work in this area.

Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza
Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza 17 March 2017

Helen Nyinakiiza, a digital security trainer for human rights defenders and consultant for Amnesty’s Panic Button project, recently joined the APC network as an individual member.

Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry
Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry 15 March 2017 Radhika Radhakrishnan for GenderIT.org

In India, there are gender barriers that uniquely prevent women from accessing technology right from an early age.

Unscripting harassment (Part 2)
Unscripting harassment (Part 2) 15 March 2017 ItsAllMaya for GenderIT.org

“The architectures of online harassment” was the first in a two-part post that described the context and motivations of Tactical Tech’s work addressing the problem of online harassment through the lens of interface design. In this second post, I describe the results and outcomes of the workshop developed by Caroline Sinders and myself.

Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem
Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem 13 March 2017 Asad Baig, Media Matters for Democracy

Muavin is a concept developed by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD); a digital tool to help push back on cyberbullying, harassment and online violence, especially targeted at vulnerable groups.

Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers
Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers 01 March 2017 Ess

This piece was motivated by an amazing session on Sex and Freedom of Expression Online.

New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology
New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology 01 March 2017 GenderIT.org

This edition examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, and how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe.

Being Dalit, doing corporate (women-in-tech)
Being Dalit, doing corporate (women-in-tech) 22 February 2017 Christina Thomas Dhanaraj

Generally speaking, there is an extremely minimal presence of Dalit women in corporate spaces, which by itself is a huge challenge. Unlike the public sector, no affirmative action policies in India mandate the recruitment of Dalits or Dalit women in the private sector.    

Feminist autonomous infrastructure in the internet battlefield: From Zombies to Ninjas
Feminist autonomous infrastructure in the internet battlefield: From Zombies to Ninjas 22 February 2017 Ganesh

The Distributed Denial of Women (DDoW) strike is an international call in protest to unequal conditions of women and genderfluid/queer in technology.