Building digital technologies

Why are there less women in technology or ICTs? The participation of women in building technologies is a complex and difficult issue to address. It ranges from the field of public policy to cultural and social practices that do not facilitate the inclusion of women in this field of knowledge and appropriation of technologies with a gender perspective. This article addresses the problems that women in technology face.
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Evelin Heidel - Scann

Evelin Heidel (también conocida como Scann) es miembro de AlterMundi. Colabora en el proyecto DIY...

Facebook's Real Name Policy: Does...

We conducted a small survey of LGBTQIA users of Facebook and asked them what do THEY think of the real-name policy. Does this policy ensure their safety which is what Facebook claims, or does it expose them online and leave them vulnerable to harassment.
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Tarryn Booysen

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works...

Beyond the Numbers: Gender and Access...

Access is a right. In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution that condemns "measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online" and affirmed that "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online." But what does access really mean? How important is it to women, especially to marginalized women?

5 reasons why surveillance is a...

Contemporary surveillance practices are to a large extent big data driven, underpinned by a collect-it-all logic, and ever expanding due to fear-mongering, yet pervasive national security discourse. Surveillance technologies and practices have not only multiplied in scale and quantity. Too often, feminist issues on the one hand, and discussions around privacy and surveillance on the other still feel like separate domains. What follows is an attempt at emphasising that thinking them together makes a lot of sense.
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Dr. Nicole Shephard

Dr Nicole Shephard, member of the Engenderings editorial collective, completed her PhD at LSE,...

Not just a thematic area: Sexual rights...

Pluses were the 32nd session of HRC acknowledging that women face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, online violence got a mention and so did indigenous women human rights defenders. Negatives were how far is all this from the realities of sexuality and gender based discrimination and violence.
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Namita

Namita is a writer and legal researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the...

Invasion of Privacy & The Murder of...

The murder of Qandeel Baloch raises many uneasy questions - about the role of media and its complicity in her death, about the persistence of patriarchy and misogyny and the forms it takes, both online and offline. Republished from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan.
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Digital Rights Foundation

Digital Rights Foundation is a research based advocacy organisation based in Pakistan focusing on...