Women in Information Communication Technologies

Technology Is No Guarantee of Equality

Bartłomiej Kozek argues about how algorithms can perpetuate discrimination and that they should not be left in the hands of IT people. Bartłomiej Kozek: What are algorithms and how can they influence our behaviour as consumers and citizens? Jędrzej Niklas: Algorithms are mathematical models, behavioural rules that may induce a person to take certain decisions. You

By | 2018-01-23T08:27:44+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Women in ICT|0 Comments

Une Application pour Rendre Justice aux Victimes de Viol en RDC

L’organisation Médecins pour les droits de l’homme (PHR, acronyme en anglais) vient de trouver une parade pour obtenir justice pour les victimes de violences sexuelles, mais également pour documenter des données qui pourraient aider à punir les crimes de guerre en République démocratique du Congo. MediCapt, c’est le nom de l’application développée par l’organisation Médecins

By | 2017-09-07T06:24:09+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Apps, Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

African Women Use Mobile Internet More Heavily than Men

A study undertaken by global software company Opera and digital reading non-profit Worldreader has found that women in Africa use mobile internet to empower and entertain themselves. Opera ran a survey of 1,500 women and men aged 14 to 44 in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in May 2017 to learn more about their web

By | 2017-08-11T09:39:59+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Women in ICT|0 Comments

Les Principes Féministes de l’Internet 2.0

Un internet féministe se consacre à rendre autonomes de plus en plus de femmes et de personnes queer – dans toutes nos diversités – afin de jouir pleinement de nos droits, de participer à des activités de loisirs et de plaisir et de démanteler le patriarcat. Il convient pour cela de prendre en compte nos

By | 2017-08-01T13:56:19+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

New African Woman Forum 2017: UNESCO Highlights Women in ICTs

On the 13th of April 2017, UNESCO participated in the New African Woman Forum in Dakar in order to highlight the importance of promoting women’s and youth leadership in the technology sector in Africa. Bringing together leaders from business, academia and civil society and key decision makers from the public and private sectors, the aim

By | 2017-08-01T09:40:33+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment

Women in Africa are undeniably participating in the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution and they are doing so in many and varied ways; the changes that the use of these tools have brought about are visible everywhere. Furthermore, the prospects of ICTs for development and women’s empowerment seem promising. Yet women’s stories about their

By | 2017-08-01T09:28:53+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments