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Kazanka Comfort

Kazanka Comfort is the Director of Operations of Fantsuam Foundation.

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Talking community networks at AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018

Posted Tue 29 May 2018 - 11:30 | 1,576views
In this report back from AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018, Kazanka Comfort talks about the inclusion of young women in science and tehcnology programs in university, discussions around the possibilities offered by community networks to own and manage infrastructure by the people. In particular Kazanka looks at how women are affected by sectarian conflict and working with ICTs and training in...
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Sanitary Panels

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

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[COLUMN] COMIC: Male ego

Posted Wed 2 May 2018 - 11:32 | 1,008views

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.

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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: Candid reflections 10 years later

Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 - 11:06 | 1,626views

In 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. The first column asks a fundamental question - what would be the costs of women NOT having...

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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: Your average MANEL (comic)

Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 - 12:18 | 1,494views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here is a poster for yet another manel i.e. a panel with only male speakers on a topic on which many qualified women experts are there.
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namita

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

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Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 10:05 | 1,574views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security...
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Samukelisiwe

Samukelisiwe describes herself as an unapologetic (South) African feminist.

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[COLUMN] How young womxn in the Global South are reclaiming social media to foster change in educational spaces

Posted Mon 19 Mar 2018 - 08:58 | 1,619views
In the final column on reclaiming social media for women's rights, gender justice and parity, Samukelisiwe looks at how girls and young women have fought for their rights in the global South; and how Gen X, Y and Z has redefined the use of the internet and is reshaping politics both online and onground.
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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: How to interview women in STEM (comic)

Posted Wed 14 Mar 2018 - 09:27 | 1,538views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here we show what happens when women in technology are singled out and interviewed.
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Tigist Shewarega Hussen

Tigist Shewarega Hussen is a black feminist specializing in Gender and ICTs.

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What are we looking for? : Research on Community Networks

Posted Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 09:00 | 2,329views
Community networks offer an alternative to how connectivity, especially in remote areas, is largely determined by the market or state infrastructure. In this article Tigist Hussen explores the place of gender and feminist analysis in community networks, and specifically in the Zenzeleni network in Mankosi, South Africa. What she finds is surprising, humbling and insightful for researchers and...
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Catalina

Catalina is a researcher trained in design and development studies.

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Participation, creativity and design in research methodology around ICTs

Posted Fri 16 Feb 2018 - 10:45 | 1,954views
In the field of research around gender and ICTs, there is particular attention required to the question of research methodology. How do women use ICTs, what do they need them for, what is the power dynamics around access and distribution? In this specific research project around potential use of ICTs, Catalina Alzate shows how participatory action research, design and creativity can be pulled...
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Becky Faith

Dr. Becky Faith is a Research Fellow and Deputy Leader of the Digital and Technology cluster.

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Why we need a ‘feminist digital economics’

Posted Wed 31 Jan 2018 - 12:19 | 2,443views
In the digital economy, what needs to be further examined and understood is how women, gender non-conforming and other vulnerable groups are impacted. Becky Faith proposes a framework of feminist digital economics to unpack the ways in which gendered labour could be unpaid or not adequately compensated in the current context, and also how ‘the future of work’ including automation and machine-...