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Missing conversations

Jan Moolman on 8 Mar 2011
When Jan first heard that the theme of this year's CSW was going to focus on science and technology she was really excited. She shares her reflection why the framing of science and technology as a women's rights issue at this year's CSW did not really resonate with her in the end.

VAW in myriad forms: Combatting financial abuse and privacy violations

Jac sm Kee on 8 Mar 2011
Reporting from the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Jac sm Kee discovers some interesting initiatives that help young people combat intimate partner abuse, that look at physical abuse, financial abuse and violations of privacy, among others. She also reports back on discussions about the effectiveness of the CSW and CEDAW in furthering the movement for gender equality.

Take Back the Tech at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

Jac sm Kee on 8 Mar 2011
Jac sm Kee reports back from the funkiest session at the 55th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women - the 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights' panel debate.

Take Back The Tech! Questions & answers session (video, 33mins)

Jan Moolman on 7 Mar 2011
Jan Moolman facilitates the Questions & Answers session at the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" event at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

Transforming landscape of women's communication rights (video, 18mins)

Jac sm Kee on 7 Mar 2011
Jac sm Kee talks about the Take Back The Tech! campaign, as well as introduces the Erotics - Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet - project. Jac presents examples from Brazil, Lebanon, India and South Africa illustrating how the queer movement is using the internet for mobilising and for the exercise of sexual rights. She also explains how the Take Back The Tech! campaign connects violence against women and ICTs, and engages users to take control of technology to end violence against women. This presentation was part of the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" session at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

Power of communication - addressing violence in post-conflict situation (video, 16mins)

Kateřina Fialová on 7 Mar 2011
Harriet Musoke presents the work of Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) and their approach to technology in addressing violence in post-conflict situation. Isis-WICCE is one of more than sixty groups funded by 'Take Back the Tech! small grants' fund, and using information technologies in their work to end violence against women. This presentation was part of the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" session at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

Feminist Tech Exchange - using technology in activism on women's rights (video, 15mins)

Dafne Sabanes Plou on 7 Mar 2011
Dafne Plou presents on how dozens of Feminist Technology Exchanges - a series of capacity building workshops - are building the skills of women's rights organisations to use information and communication technologies in campaigning, monitoring and documentation to end violence against women. This presentation was part of the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" session at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

Editor picks from conversations on women & technology @ #CSW 55, Day 4&5 - Feb 25/26

Kateřina Fialová on 28 Feb 2011
Katerina F. picks from the most interesting conversations on Twitter concerning women & rights & technology during the fourth and fifths day of the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York. You can follow our tweets on section J of the Beijing Platform for Action and women's communication rights under the hashtags: #csw #genderit (or #genderitES for Spanish).

On UN women, theme framing, buzz words and rockstars...

Jac sm Kee on 24 Feb 2011
Jac sm Kee reports on her second day at the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. She posts about the connectivity irony, her doubts about the framing of this year's theme, the opening session, Michelle Bachelet's - UN Women Executive Director - introductory speech, women's empowerment principles developed in consultation with the private sector and Abigail Disney's documentary series on women's role in war and peacebuilding.

Informal check in from 'the land of the free'

Jac sm Kee on 24 Feb 2011
Jac sm Kee arrives to a cold and expensive New York for the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She reports on her first impressions.
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