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What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enabled violence? We mostly talk about online violence, or violence on the internet. Verbal abuse. Rape threats. Images spreading without consent. Surveillance. Much of this conversation centres on social media. And that’s not entirely off the mark; social media is a place where offline gender hierarchies are increasingly

By |2020-03-10T12:12:03+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Internet, News|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+00:00June 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+00:00November 1st, 2010|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments