Bullying, suicide and gender equality

20 June 2016

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Montreal group gets $25,000 to fight bullying in the LGBTQ community

“When you have people fleeing their country because their boyfriend was burned alive in front of them (or) when you have people getting back to being comfortable with who they are as a human being, it’s something that’s very profound and touching,” More >

Source: Montreal Gazette, Lindsay Richardson

6 reasons why you really should care about your kids’ online privacy

Oversharing is only one of many potential dangers on the internet; theft, physical harm, and humiliation are also possible. More >

Source: The Charlotte Observer, Caroline Knorr

This map tracks where governments hack activists and reporters

Have a look at the Digital Freedom Alliance’s map showing the country of the target of malware attacks against different civil society groups. More >

Source: Wired, Andy Greenberg

12 steps to achieve gender equality in our lifetimes

“4. Make education gender sensitive”. More >

Source: The Guardian, Anna Leach

Using social media to prevent adolescent suicide

Distraught over a poor grade that she thought would ruin her life, the honor-roll student broadcast her suicide for anyone to see. Hours later, she was in the inpatient psychiatric unit where I work, thanks to the quick thinking and action of anonymous viewers. More >

Source: STAT News, Kunmi Sobowale

This is it from GenderIT.org DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit

GenderIT.org, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), June 20th 2016

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