Not too young to run: Politics, gender and social media in Nigeria
Social media and technology is transforming democracy and particularly how voting takes place. In Nigeria a bill was proposed to lower the age of running for public office. Here are short interviews with candidates for public office and for the office of the President, including young women, and their take on Nigeria, representation of women, social meida and its role in politics and movements…
Mapping research on gender and digital technology
The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade…
My Little Corner of The Internet: The Role of Finstas in The Lives of Queer, Black Africans
The internet is made up of many kinds of spaces knitted together - from the public to somewhat private to the many grey zones in between. Here is how queer black people find public corners for celebrating and self-care through Finstas.
Talking community networks at AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018
[COLUMN] How womxn in the Global South are RECLAIMING SOCIAL MEDIA to celebrate being queer
[COLUMN] Access and Beyond (5): How do we address the gender question?
[COLUMN] Access and beyond (4): Gendered barriers to internet use
[COLUMN] Access and Beyond (3): Navigating mobile costs in communication
[COLUMN] Access and Beyond (2): Motivations for internet use
[COLUMN] Access and beyond (1): Navigating the gendered cyberspace
In this column series, Chenai Chair explores the barriers to accessing the internet in four countries in Africa - Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. The study in particular looks at the impact of affordability of internet and subsidised data services, and what impact this has on people in different locations (countries, urban-rural), of different genders, and so on. In the first column,…