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Women at Afchix 2018

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Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 13:03 | 613 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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Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality

Posted Thu 2 Aug 2018 - 10:57 | 534 views

In this third column on gender and community networks, GenderIT interviews Carlos Rey Moreno on what movement building around community networks is all about. How do we get policy makers, organisers, community based organisations and others invested and interested in community networks? And in this constellation of actors and organisations, how do we start talking about gender equality and...

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

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 - 09:55 | 670 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] COMIC: Male ego

Posted Wed 2 May 2018 - 10:32 | 595 views

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.

Feminist talk

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

Posted Wed 14 Mar 2018 - 09:27 | 1,084 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.

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] SANITARY PANELS: Women in STEM (comics)

Posted Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 09:03 | 1,820 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here are two comics on circles of complicity around sexual harassment and STEM careers for women.

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels on Mansplaining (comic)

Posted Sat 11 Nov 2017 - 00:00 | 1,793 views

Sanitary Panels is ironic yet hard hitting, where social commentary masquerades as a web comic and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. Here the comic explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers.

Publication

IGF Best practice forum on Gender and Access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access

Posted Tue 13 Jun 2017 - 09:59 | 2,933 views
The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world. The objective of this collaborative data-gathering process is to help stakeholders better understand women and girls’...

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

Posted Wed 20 Apr 2016 - 21:58 | 3,421 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.

In depth

Exodus of qualified women might be tech’s biggest problem yet

Posted Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 10:59 | 2,934 views
As many as 50% of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will eventually leave because of hostile male culture, lack of a clear career path and a sense of isolation, a 2008 Harvard Business Review study had discovered. Fast forward to 2014, same study shares that the reasons haven’t significantly changed. Most women interviewed for the study said that the...