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Kateřina Fialová

Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India. Likes singing in a choir and practicing yoga every early morning. She is the GenderIT.org coordinator and loves her job.

Feminist talk

View, Share, Respond! Every click really counts!

Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 - 12:42 | 5,110 views
This year, Take Back The Tech! calls for action to defend our right freedom of expression and information – the basic building blocks for us to be able to come together, organise for change, inform public debate, define culture, build safe spaces and end violence against women. How can we get at least 1 000 views and 1 000 comments from GenderIT.org's partners and readers to support most amazing...

Violence is not our culture! Take Back The Tech! 2010

Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 - 12:17 | 3,374 views
29 November is the International Day on Women Human Rights Defenders. To mark this event, Take back the tech! and "Violence is Not our Culture" global campaigns call for actions to support the work of women human rights defenders to demand the end of violence against women justified in the name of "culture", "religion" or "tradition". Take back the tech! Declare our culture as free from violence...


Defend women's human rights. Declare our culture as free from violence against women!

Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 - 11:15 | 4,296 views
All over the world, culture has been used as an excuse to justify violence against women. Whether it is in the form of ignoring sexual
harassment in the office by saying it's just part of the "work culture", to saying it's okay to kill women who have violated a community's "honor code".

Get creative! Explore technology! Defend women's rights! Take Back The Tech! 2010

Posted Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 14:00 | 3,371 views
From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, Take Back The Tech! calls on women and men to take control of technology to protect the right to freedom of expression and information. Since it began in 2006, campaigners in more than 30 countries have used the internet, mobile phones, radio and more to document and fight violence against women.

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Fatimata Seye Sylla: Not to have others speaking for us (video)

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 13:17 | 8,010 views
Fatimata Seye Sylla is a key figure in the Senegalese internet community. She worked for ten years within the Senegalese government, and for nine years in the private sector. She conducted the first national project to introduce ICT in the educational system. Fatimata shares with GenderIT.org why she came to Vilnius and what the IGF means to her personally and to women's rights.

Gender Peripheries of Internet Governance Forum 2010

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 12:51 | 5,596 views
The fifth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which took place from 14-17 September 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania is over. Have we got any closer to strengthening the role of the internet in defending and realising women's rights and sexual rights? What experiences and gains have women rights advocates brought back home from this forum? How do they feel about the debates and the outcomes of the IGF? Did...

Privacy and violence against women

Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 - 10:49 | 5,520 views
A new edition examines how violence against women (VAW) affects our privacy rights in the digital age. VAW survivors often experience intrusions into their privacy from their partners, spouses or the State. Moreover, privacy does not always work to women' s advantage. Family-centred approaches to privacy impose modesty and domestic isolation on women and make it hard to enforce domestic violence...


Thoughts Around... Claiming communication rights

Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 - 10:26 | 6,068 views
“Don't upload your photographs or videos on the pages of social networks, like Facebook or MySpace, nor personal information like email account or telephone numbers.” IT techies advise. “I have changed my gender from female to male on skype to avoid some annoying and harassing calls and chats sometimes even popping up in the middle of night or while I am working online.” a young woman shared. “Do...

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Cuando hablar de género y TIC deja de ser surrealista

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 07:07 | 3,145 views
Incidir en temas de género y políticas TIC requiere mucha paciencia y constancia. Y, sobre todo, la convicción de que es posible lograr un cambio. El Espai de Dones del miembro de APC Pangea (miembro de APC) ha llevado a cabo un trabajo de hormiga para introducir el tema en la agenda política de Cataluña. En esta entrevista con APCNoticias, Assumpció Guasch, integrante de este espacio, cuenta...

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Mujeres y TIC: encontrar (y encontrarse con) la tecnología

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 07:07 | 3,017 views
LaNeta es uno de los miembros de APC que están apostando fuerte a la capacitación en tecnologías de la información y comunicación. Una de sus últimas experiencias exitosas tiene a las mujeres como protagonistas. A través de la iniciativa MUJEMTIC, mujeres empoderadas por las TIC, LaNeta está dando una respuesta a la “necesidad de las mujeres de espacios de participación, reflexión,...