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Not too young to run: Politics, gender and social media in Nigeria

Posted Thu 13 Dec 2018 - 11:05 | 277 views

Social media and technology is transforming democracy and particularly how voting takes place. In Nigeria a bill was proposed to lower the age of running for public office. Here are short interviews with candidates for public office and for the office of the President, including young women, and their take on Nigeria, representation of women, social meida and its role in politics and movements...

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[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 - 11:58 | 1,226 views

n this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. Here we interview Steve Song about the policy and regulatory environment for community...

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[COLUMN] How women in the Global South are RECLAIMING SOCIAL MEDIA to promote body positivity

Posted Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 09:54 | 2,900 views
In this column, Samukelisiwe explores how women in the global South have started using social media to make up for the lack of representation of black and brown women in mainstream media. Women of colour, people with disability, gender non conforming persons and others now use the internet to explore their image and their body, and form communities that celebrate different ways of being.

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Join APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Posted Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 14:05 | 3,158 views
Between 9 and 20 March, APC's Women's Rights Programme members will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This year the main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20. How far have we come, and how can you participate?

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The coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives

Posted Mon 5 May 2014 - 13:24 | 11,662 views
In this article, the writer Minna Salami states that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, with people of all walks of life contributing, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. "However, important milestones of the global feminist struggle go...

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IGF 2012: Day two in room four

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 - 11:41 | 5,045 views
What I most value about the IGF is that thanks to its multi-stakeholder principle, it widens my perspective on pressing internet governance issues. However, all three sessions I attended on day two in room number four, while talking about human rights, failed to include women's right perspective. Women internet users are important stakeholder and it is evident that even after six years of...

Gender Peripheries of the 2012 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 21:24 | 10,678 views
The 7th Internet Governance Forum in Baku drew to a close two weeks ago. "Avri Doria in her introduction to this edition":http://www.genderit.org/node/3709 discusses several breakthroughs made by this the world’s most important internet governance encounter. For the first time the forum has openly discussed human rights on the internet, and has...

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Women at the IGF: Now we need to mainstream gender

Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 14:19 | 6,159 views
This year's Internet Governance Forum came to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan on 16 November. GenderIT.org contributor Sonia Randhawa spoke to three women about their experiences at the IGF, and whether any progress is being made in terms of the representation of women, and the prominence of women's rights and gender as cross-cutting issues for internet goverance. Jac sm Kee is from Malaysia and...

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Women's take on internet governance: A selection of tweets from IGF 2012

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 - 15:12 | 4,673 views
This is a selection of the tweets circulated during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6-9 2012. They were selected following the criteria of its relevance in reflecting the discussions around women’s role in internet governance processes, as well as women’s and internet rights during the IGF.

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Censorship walks, a feminist view of the Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 21:05 | 5,645 views
A big hangar, with a constant voice asking people to wear headphones and talk to each other through the microphones, an internet network that does not allow participants to be online simultaneously, with an average of only one person out of three being able to access full online services and the other two struggling with their different devices to reach out, comment and communicate what is...