Women Confront VAW using ICTs: Experiences from remote and fishing community in Eastern Uganda
I was privileged to coordinate a project on combating violence against women using ICTs. This project was in partnership with Association for Progressive Communication and Isis-WICCE. As part of the project activities, I conducted training on VAW and ICT with grassroots women in a remote and fishing community of Namaingo located on the shores of lake Victoria. For long fishing communities in…
2013 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence: A report on the colloquium on Digital Media and Gender Violence
How do women negotiate a gendered online space? What are the different kinds of violence that people are subject to because of their gender identity? What are various responses that violence elicits? Is the language of the law adequate to address these issues, and how do women use technology to resist and subvert the violence targeted at them? These were some of the issues addressed at a…
Social media - Ethics and etiquette
Social Media Etiquette or netiquette is essentially a loose and continuously evolving set of rules governing online communication behavior. It addresses maintaining one’s own and others’ dignity, respect and privacy. As in ofine behavior, abiding by etiquette and ethics online pays off in the long run.
Online violence - Prevention, reporting and remedy
Social networks are increasingly being used as a tool for identity theft, stalking, harassment, invasion of privacy, and other forms of violence. Sexual predators are also using these tools to their advantage. With increased penetration of the internet and mobile telephony, Pakistan is no different in this respect, with the role of these technologies being used for purposes of crime and violence…
Some unfortunate aspects of social media in Pakistan
With increased internet penetration in Pakistan, the youth of the country has taken enthusiastically to connecting and socializing via social media networks. It has allowed expression and surfacing of youth voices like never before. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Thumblr, Blogsphere etc. have offered convenient public forums for a large number of people to interact, to…
Public | private: Define your line. Shape your space. Take Back the Tech!
This year´s Take Back the Tech! campaign is about defining the lines between public and private and claiming the right to privacy as a fundamental human right. Define your lines between what’s public and private! Take Back the Tech! with us from 25 Nov-10 Dec 2013.
July 25th is #orangeday: Call to Action! Global Tweet-a-thon
Take Back the Tech, along with UN Women and other partners, are organizing this month's #OrangeDay, which takes place every month on the 25th to raise global awareness about GBV and the internet. We're joining this day to highlight technology for women's rights, safety and security online, as well as some great articles on sexual rights activism and internet regulation. Join us, share your work…
How funny is this, Facebook?
“Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook” is this campaign’s call that asks companies whose publicity appears on explicitly violent Facebook pages and profiles to help pressure the social networking platform to re-examine its response to violence against women and girls.
End violence against women: language and action @ CSW57th
This GenderIT.org edition offers reflections on language and actions surrounding issues of technology-related forms of violence against women (VAW). We're looking at these in the perspective/context of the APC project "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online" and the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which took place between 4-15 March in New York.
GenderIT.org @ 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York - Take part!
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts…