Uganda

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Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza

Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017 - 08:02 | 2,689 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.

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

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 07:25 | 2,609 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...

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A painting of an African feminist internet

Posted Thu 9 Feb 2017 - 04:38 | 2,575 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 | 2,937 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...

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

Posted Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 10:12 | 4,555 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...

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An open letter of thanks to AWID

Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 - 08:15 | 2,613 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 - 15:52 | 16,344 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 - 16:33 | 4,193 views

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Uganda: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 9,418 views
Aramanzan Madanda, Berna Ngolobe and Goretti Zavuga Amuriat look at how ICTs have been used to help provide spaces for women and sexual minorities. Sexual minorities have a presence on the internet to articulate concerns of members and raise awareness. Women’s mobile phone use is controlled by their husbands, who either give or withold permission to use and dictate when and how. Some women have...

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 3,012 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...