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.

This site is trying to combat online harassment of women

Heartmob is a site that aims to help women document and flag abuse. More >

Source: BuzzFeed, Katie Notopoulos

India’s top court to re-examine gay rights

Good news? India’s top court on Tuesday agreed to re-examine a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to a decade in prison. More >

Source: ABC News, Ashok Sharma

What it’s like to be a women in tech

“The inspiration for this survey came out of the incredible conversation from the Ellen Pao & KPCB trial. What we realized is that while many women shared similar workplace stories, most men were simply shocked and unaware of the issues facing women in the workplace.” More >

Source: Elephant in the Valley

Behold, a Tinder-like app for female friendships

“Hey! VINA aims to solve the challenge of making new friends as adult women.” More >

Source: Huffington Post, Jenavieve Hatch

The science of internet trolls

“Internet trolls have become such a common part of our everyday experiences that it’s hard to say what our lives would look like without either being trashed or seeing people trashed in comment sections all the time. But why do people do this?” More >

Source: Bustle, Suzannah Weiss

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), February 2nd 2016

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