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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 - 10:58 | 545views

In Tanzania, even as access to internet has brought changes to the lives of people, there is still a lot to be done to get everyone connected and at the same time ensuring good policies to lay the ground for a safer internet. Rebecca explores legal options to the non consensual sharing of intimate images of women in the country. 

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Nic Bidwell

Nic Bidwell currently researches the social and gender impacts of Community Networks in the APC's

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Gender and community networks: Researching social and gender impact

Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 - 10:41 | 287views

In this fourth column on gender and community networks, Nic Bidwell looks closely at the processes and difficulties of research on the social and gender impact of Community Networks in rural places, and focuses on some issues encountered in the nitty-gritty of such research.

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Nana Darkoa

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is the Communications Specialist for the African Women's Development Fund (

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How to use social media for activism [VIDEO]

Posted Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 09:19 | 273views
Here are tips and insights on how to use social media for activism and movement-building, on how to use internet and social media to amplify your cause. In this video Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on several instances of how social media can and has been used by African feminists, and especially describing popular campaigns and hashtags on Twitter
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Koliwe Majama

Koliwe Majama is a Zimbabwean journalist and media rights activist with over 15 years experience.

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Cyber violence makes internet use a gendered issue

Posted Mon 13 Aug 2018 - 07:02 | 457views

Politicians, journalists and other women with public profiles face a substantial share of online harassment, bullying and violence. In this article, Koliwe Majama shows how in the context of the Zimbabwean elections, even as the internet brings the public closer to politicians, it opens up new avenues for discrediting them and their work, and reveals the patriarchal misogyny that underlies...

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Nic Bidwell

Nic Bidwell currently researches the social and gender impacts of Community Networks in the APC's

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Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality

Posted Thu 2 Aug 2018 - 10:57 | 529views

In this third column on gender and community networks, GenderIT interviews Carlos Rey Moreno on what movement building around community networks is all about. How do we get policy makers, organisers, community based organisations and others invested and interested in community networks? And in this constellation of actors and organisations, how do we start talking about gender equality and...

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KathleenDiga

Kathleen has worked for over 10 years in the information and communication technology for develop

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[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 - 11:58 | 1,222views

n this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. Here we interview Steve Song about the policy and regulatory environment for community...

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Sanitary Panels

Sanitary Panels is a feminist webcomic that comments on politics, society, and culture.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: SPOT THE DIFFERENCES! (comic)

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 - 09:55 | 666views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at the difference that women and men achievers face and what assumptions are imposed by social and cultural ideas around gender.

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Nic Bidwell

Nic Bidwell currently researches the social and gender impacts of Community Networks in the APC's

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[Review] Measuring the digital divide: Why we should be using a women-centered analysis

Posted Wed 4 Jul 2018 - 11:32 | 961views

How do we measure the difference between access to the internet for men and women? It is without a doubt that such gender internet access gap indicators contribute to defining goals for international and country-level policies. But it is important for us to interrogate the role of indicators and measures in access related work and research. Nic Bidwell analyses the use of tools proposed to...

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Sanitary Panels

Sanitary Panels is a feminist webcomic that comments on politics, society, and culture.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels on facing threats online (COMIC)

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2018 - 07:21 | 623views

Sanitary Panels is an ironic yet hard hitting series where social commentary masquerades as humour and makes us rethink many of our assumptions. This comic explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. In this comic Sanitary Panels looks at how police and society react when women...

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Yara

An Arab African feminist

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Online violence faced by outspoken activists: the case from Egypt

Posted Wed 20 Jun 2018 - 09:43 | 868views
Online violence and harassment mirrors the realities of persecution in the "real world" and extends the avenues for prejudice and discrimination. In Egypt, outspoken activists and Nubian people supporting the cause of Nubians to their own land and also speaking out about race and skin colour-based prejudice face virulent online attacks and are also banned by the Egyptian government.