In depth

Technology as lingua franca: Interview with Caroline Tagny

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 18:04 | 10,783 views
A detailed conversation with activist and writer Caroline Tagny on the various campaigns that she has been part of with Take Back the Tech. The interviewer, Bianca Baldo, focuses on the politics of language in these various campaigns and the importance of content in local language to connect to and bring together people and movements. The role of French as both a language of the colonial…

In depth

Azerbaijan: When online security is synonymous with personal safety

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 08:17 | 10,205 views
The Seventh Internet Governance Forum will be taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6 to 9 November 2012. writer Zooey Schock spoke with veteran activist Dr Leyla Yunus about internet freedom and the ability to organise in post-Soviet Asia.

Feminist talk

Africa and internet governance: going global or stay local?

Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 - 10:54 | 8,419 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…

Feminist talk

Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 00:57 | 8,960 views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".


Francophone Women's Groups in Minority Situations and ICTs

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:34 | 4,361 views
“Francophone women are less likely to use the internet than Anglophone women (40.4% compared with 55.3%, respectively)" says a survey report released lately on the Womyn's Voices website. In the spring of 2002, 50 women’s groups working in minority situations in Canada were surveyed on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The project's scope is limited, looking at…


Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:32 | 4,053 views
This statement on Gender and Free/Libre & Open Source Software (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangalore on 28th January - 4th February, 2005. The Statement looks at gender in the context of the camp, with an aim to inform planning of similar F/LOSS workshops in the future.


Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:32 | 5,166 views
This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal

and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for

mobile and collaborative work online), particularly

regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS

development. The paper concludes with suggestions on

how to create rules and resources and the creation of a


Using a Gender-Based Analysis in Developing a Canadian Access Strategy: Background Report

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:24 | 4,100 views
The report examines universal access issues in the Canadian context.


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Gender Equality

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:24 | 4,358 views
E-discussion on the impact of ICT on gender relations and the ways ICT can be used to overcome gender inequalities. sharing ideas, opinions, concerns, and lessons learned with development practitioners, policy makers, and academics.


Gender Issues in the Information Society

Posted Tue 1 Jun 2010 - 23:24 | 5,120 views
This paper was published in 2003 as background material in preparation for the WSIS. It asserts that gender considerations need to be an integral component in policymaking.