Gender and ICTs

"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016
"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016 17 November 2016 Jac sm Kee

Stieg Larsson, the author of the Millennium Trilogy, tirelessly fought against racism and misogyny, and for freedom of speech. A fight based on a simple idea: that everyone has the right to be themselves.    

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s AfriSIG produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another. At the beginning...

A painting of an African feminist internet
A painting of an African feminist internet 25 October 2016 Irene Kagoya, Communications and advocacy officer, Akina Mama wa Afrika

Irene KagoyaThe internet remains one of the historical developments transforming human behaviour, greatly impacting on the social, economic, cultural and political spheres of life at an incredible speed.

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016
We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016 19 October 2016 Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org

Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from. For those willing to listen, there is ferment brewing and people gathering to challenge and dismantle caste discrimination and hierarchies that have been prevalent for centuries. What was often relegated by many, including human rights organisations and the left political parties, to the periphery is making itself heard. Strongly, on...

APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize
APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize 19 October 2016 APC

Jac sm Kee, winner of the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize. The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to the Malaysian feminist activist, poet and writer Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet. In the words of the Stieg Larsson Prize jury, “Jac sm Kee is a pioneer in the figh...

[COLUMN] Labour, sustainability, resilience: Gender, ICTs and climate change
[COLUMN] Labour, sustainability, resilience: Gender, ICTs and climate change 19 October 2016 Sonia Randhawa for GenderIT.org

Artwork courtesy of Flavia Fascendini_This article is part of a series of GenderIT.org columns. Four columnists, two in English and two in Spanish, will open up topics and themes that we want to learn more about.

Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016
Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016 19 October 2016 Valentina Pellizzer for GenderIT.org

Grafitti in Mostar, Bosnia.We all know feminism and the world do not go hand-in-hand on many things, especially if trying to address violence against women in the virtual world.

An open letter of thanks to AWID
An open letter of thanks to AWID 19 October 2016 Helen Nyinakiiza for GenderIT.org

This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.