Uganda

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Offline and Out of Pocket: The Impact of the Social Media Tax in Uganda on Access, Usage, Income and Productivity

Posted Wed 13 Feb 2019 - 10:58 | 1,264 views
What is the impact of the social media tax in Uganda on the lives of ordinary people - including their productivity and income, access and usage of social media and the internet. Through interviews and discussions, the report explores how people are affected by the tax on the use of platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter.
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Gender and Privacy: From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 08:14 | 1,361 views
A report that examines the overlapping concerns of gender, privacy, surveillance, and gender-based violence in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America. The report raises issues including gender-based violence in the private sphere, rigid gender categories in identity programs its impact on trans people, etc.

Feminist talk

Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza

Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017 - 08:02 | 3,068 views
An interview with Helen Nyinakiiza, who has recently joined Association for Progressive Communication as an individual member. Helen is a passionate digital security trainer, and in this interview she talks about the use of technology and internet rights in Uganda, the digital divide around gender and region, and how she does her trainings.

Feminist talk

A Woman Coder's Journey (Women-in-tech)

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 07:25 | 3,037 views
Judith Owigar speaks about her journey entering into tech spaces, and also about their work with Akirachix in Kenya helping other women along the same journey marked by trials, exclusions and success. While speaking about the barriers of education in science and technology (STEM), she says that what inspires her work in many forums around women in tech in Africa, is that eventually a woman should...

Feminist talk

A painting of an African feminist internet

Posted Thu 9 Feb 2017 - 04:38 | 2,907 views
Addressing the internet gender divide in Africa can only be achieved through the deliberate creation of a feminist internet, and this was affirmed by the Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX) workshop that was held on 10 October 2016 in Durban. We need a feminist internet that works to empower all of us in our diversities, creates equal power relations, and dismantles patriarchy in all...

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ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Posted Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 14:53 | 3,388 views
The GISWatch report 2016 looks at the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet in several countries, and from a multitude of systems of governance, whether that of socialism and the welfare state, or the semi-functional welfare schemes in parts of Asia and Africa (Uganda, Cambodia), and even the relatively privileged parts of the world, like Spain. Here is a synthesis...

In depth

Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 10:12 | 4,954 views
In this interview, Allana Kembabazi of Initiative Social And Economic Rights in Uganda, talks about the role of the internet in advocacy and campaigns about high rates of maternal mortality in Uganda and sexual and reproductive rights. In a context where health care is far from sufficient, the internet also becomes an avenue for provision of sexual and reproductive health related information that...

Feminist talk

An open letter of thanks to AWID

Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 - 09:15 | 3,046 views
An open letter of thanks from a first-timer at AWID. The Association for Women in Development has been in existence for 30 years, and has regularly been holding conferences and meetings. In the recent AWID forum 2016, over 2000 women from very diverse contexts came together, to radically re-imagine and co-create feminist futures. Helen writes about her experience of the warmth and dedication at...

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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 16:52 | 17,356 views
Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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16x16: Uganda

Posted Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 17:33 | 4,405 views