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Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender Digital divides

Posted Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 12:48 | 4,372 views

Community networks provide alternatives to infrastructure to access internet that is controlled by either companies or the state. In the remote area where Kondoa Community Network works, even patchy services have been helpful to ensure access to better education and medical services. 

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Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 5,968 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 14:03 | 2,438 views

Equity in digital access in Africa is far from being a reality. There is also paucity of women in technology related careers and more broadly in STEM. In this column, Nodumo Dhlamini will explore the necessity for mentoring of women to make them confident users and implementers of ICT tools and solutions.

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The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2021 - 16:16 | 1,220 views

In this article, Daiane Araujo discuss the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

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Internet access for women and girls in Zambia

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2020 - 13:50 | 1,841 views

Education going online has posed a series of challenges especially for those living in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world where widespread access to the internet is not a given. This article explores how the Zambian government must show a stronger commitment and take measures to address how girls can access online education.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: SPOT THE DIFFERENCES! (comic)

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 - 10:55 | 3,066 views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at the difference that women and men achievers face and what assumptions are imposed by social and cultural ideas around gender.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: How to interview women in STEM (comic)

Posted Wed 14 Mar 2018 - 09:27 | 3,319 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here we show what happens when women in technology are singled out and interviewed.

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CEDAW: APC's Submission to the Committee on the General recommendation on girls’/women’s right to education

Posted Fri 15 Aug 2014 - 13:13 | 5,451 views
On 7 July 2014, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) held a General Discussion on the Right to Education for Girls and Women, the aim of which is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a “General Recommendation on girls’/women’s right to education.” These are the recommendations submitted by APC.

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Africa and internet governance: going global or stay local?

Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 - 16:54 | 7,402 views
The impact of internet governance on Africa was discussed on September 16th 2010, in Vilnius, Lithuania. There was fair representation of all stakeholders. Officials from South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia were there; a representative from an internet service provider; and various Africa bodies that follow the process, such as AFRINIC, ISOC Africa and CICEWA. And there were representatives from...

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 01:11 | 15,444 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...