gender and technology

Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016

Posted Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 18:17 | 8,991 views

In this special edition of we share the experiences and reflections on the recent 13th AWID International Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women's Rights Programme, from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year's AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing...

Feminist talk

Building digital technologies

Posted Fri 12 Aug 2016 - 12:41 | 3,478 views
Why are there less women in technology or ICTs? The participation of women in building technologies is a complex and difficult issue to address. It ranges from the field of public policy to cultural and social practices that do not facilitate the inclusion of women in this field of knowledge and appropriation of technologies with a gender perspective. This article addresses the problems that...


Use of mobile phones by the rural poor; Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries

Posted Mon 4 Jul 2016 - 20:18 | 5,462 views
Acknowledging the differences in perceptions between genders, and between urban and rural dwellers, what must be realized is that these differences are often not unique to aspects related <br />to the mobile phone. The concerns, needs, and benefits ascribed to the mobile phone are more a reflection of people’s existing societal, familial, and gender norms prevalent in their environments,...


The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Posted Wed 20 Apr 2016 - 22:58 | 4,385 views
This report was inspired by the scientific evidence examined during the *Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific*, in Seoul on 26-28 August 2015, showing how research and innovation outcomes are influenced by biological and social differences between females and males, and by the growing scientific consensus to integrate gender as a dimension of quality and impact in research.


Zen and the art of making tech work for you

Posted Wed 16 Mar 2016 - 23:18 | 3,222 views
This manual is a community-built resource for a growing community of women and trans* activists, human rights defenders and technologists. It is designed to be a living, growing collection of practical guidance and information that uniquely speaks to this community's needs, experiences, and activism, both online and offline


Action plan to close the digital gender gap

Posted Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 21:18 | 3,904 views
This Action Plan sets out the framework for critical actions to foster and accelerate inclusive and sustainable development by closing the digital gender gap and harness the transformative potential of ICTs for women’s empowerment.

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Violence against women online

Posted Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 11:12 | 3,213 views
On the 28 and 29 September 2015, CIPESA held its eighth Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa. One of the panel discussions, 'Violence Against Women Online' got me thinking on how 'violence against women online' can be handled to promote a more gender inclusive and perhaps a more gender sensitive internet - one where women can freely share and participate in the virtual space. Most...

DJS choice

Gender identities, consent signals and Mx

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 09:03 | 2,556 views
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...

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Take Back the Tech at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

Posted Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 10:15 | 4,924 views
Jac sm Kee reports back from the funkiest session at the 55th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women - the 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights' panel debate.

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Editor picks from conversations on women & technology @ #CSW 55, Day 4&5 - Feb 25/26

Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 - 13:24 | 4,599 views
Katerina F. picks from the most interesting conversations on Twitter concerning women & rights & technology during the fourth and fifths day of the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York. You can follow our tweets on section J of the Beijing Platform for Action and women's communication rights under the hashtags: #csw #genderit (or #...