DJ’s choice is a weekly section by, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit.

6 countries that block social media

“Political censorship is alive and well in countries throughout the world.” More >

Source: Business Insider, Jeremy Bender

Feminist heroes to teach kids their ABCs in badass new picturebook

“The book was created to fill the “feminist-shaped hole in children’s literature, and goes from A (for Angela Davis) to Z (Zora Neale Hurston). Why just learn your ABCs when you can be empowered by them?” More >

Source: Good Magazine, Laura Feinstein

I just wanted to go home

A woman shares her story of being harassed when all she wanted to do was go home. More >

Source: Brainstorm, Brenda Wambui

How Section 377 makes the LGBT community more vulnerable to violence

“Last month India was among 43 countries in the United Nations to vote unsuccessfully to stop benefits to same-sex partners of UN staff.” More >

Source: DNA India

Interactive game captures the harrowing reality of being harassed

An interactive game that allows you to make decisions for your character through the night as she goes to a bar to meet up with a friend. More >

Source: HuffingtonPost, Nina Bahadur

This is it from DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), April 7th 2015

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