women in technology

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: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 10:41 | 289 views

In this fourth column on gender and community networks, Nic Bidwell looks closely at the processes and difficulties of research on the social and gender impact of Community Networks in rural places, and focuses on some issues encountered in the nitty-gritty of such research.

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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] 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] 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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Talking community networks at AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018

Posted Tue 29 May 2018 - 10:30 | 1,095 views
In this report back from AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018, Kazanka Comfort talks about the inclusion of young women in science and tehcnology programs in university, discussions around the possibilities offered by community networks to own and manage infrastructure by the people. In particular Kazanka looks at how women are affected by sectarian conflict and working with ICTs and training in...

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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.

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[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Candid reflections 10 years later

Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 - 10:06 | 1,128 views

In 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. The first column asks a fundamental question - what would be the costs of women NOT having...

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: Your average MANEL (comic)

Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 - 11:18 | 1,041 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here is a poster for yet another manel i.e. a panel with only male speakers on a topic on which many qualified women experts are there.

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[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.