Feminist talk

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza's picture
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

Feminist talk

30 October 2006: Internet Governance Forum - What is it All About?

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:41 | 3,073views
Quite a number of women --including those who have been following gender and ICT discussions--are having a difficulty understanding Internet Governance as a concept. Needless to say, we have encountered quite a number of questions on what the Internet Governance Forum is.
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza's picture
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

Feminist talk

30 October 2006: IGF Opening - Setting the (Gender Disparate?) Scene

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:36 | 3,086views
It's not a huge surprise but still a big disappointment: women are a very small minority in today's opening of the first Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece.

Feminist talk

Women in Black

Posted Fri 15 Sep 2006 - 05:16 | 3,555views
When we went for dinner at the Settlers Monument on September 12, i was surprised to see the "Women in Black". Having been associatd with the women's movement in Africa, i thought these were the same people. But no! These were young women who were going to serve us food.

Feminist talk

Where are the Women? At home, not being assertive.

Posted Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 12:34 | 3,532views
I arrived with 3 other Association for Progressive Communications Africa Women project (AAW) delegates on Monday morning to attend the Highway Africa conference in a raining Grahamstown, South Africa. In today’s Open Source publication, the headline “Be assertive to have a gender sensitive HA!” made me shake my head. Last year, women protested the lack of women speakers – this was obviously not “...

Feminist talk

Let the people speak! Days of hope and optimism

Posted Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 12:27 | 2,995views
Tracey Naughton started off the session on community media at the Highway Africa conference with an old recording of the ANC’s radio station. As the speakers crackled with an Mkhonto we Sizwe song, delegates sat in silence. The session was a great summary of beginnings of the community radio sector in South Africa. Tracey Naughton and Lumka Mtimde mentioned that they are writing a book on the...

Feminist talk

Some african women journalists still writing their stories with hand

Posted Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 12:20 | 3,131views
“If you want to connect to internet, you have to come earlier at the office, before the typists come and use the computers” says Bimbola Ayesola, a woman journalist working in Nigeria. This shows the sad reality of newsrooms in Africa. Women journalists still have a few access to ICTs. There have been ICTs workshops during the Highway conference to build African journalists skills. However, there...
kaca's picture
kaca

Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

Feminist talk

TAKE BACK THE TECH Call Issued!

Posted Tue 29 Aug 2006 - 13:03 | 3,602views
During the Know How conference held in Mexico City from August 23-26, the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) issued a call to every grrls, librarians, lecturers, writers, techies, geek grrls, bloggers, emailers, SMSers, advocates, trainers, storytellers, poets, writers, web managers, theorists, graffiti artists, photographers.. to take...
jac's picture
jac

Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

Feminist talk

Freedoms of Expression & Information

Posted Thu 20 Jul 2006 - 13:06 | 3,769views
World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3rd of May. As new digital communications technologies enable new opportunities for the creation, expression and dissemination of news and perspectives, these spaces are not invincible from the policing of State and other equally impactful, but often submerged, socio-political norms. GenderIT.org explores the gender dimension of freedoms of the freedoms...

Feminist talk

Bamako WSF march spells out Another Africa was possible

Posted Tue 24 Jan 2006 - 20:59 | 3,079views
Traffic came to a stand still in Mali at the start of the Polycentric World Social Forum (WSF) as about 6000 people marched in Bamako’s Independence Statue through to the stadium called Stade Omini Sports Modibo Keita carrying banners with different solidarity messages saying Another Africa was possible. Campaigns coordinator for Jubilie South Africa Makaoma Lekalakala was happy to see that 70...

Feminist talk

World Women Courts hear untold stories

Posted Tue 24 Jan 2006 - 20:53 | 3,102views
World Court of women on resistance to wars, wars of globalisation, and wars against women heard stories in poetic and visual presentations of testimonies of women from all over the world at the Polycentric World Social Forum (WSF) in Bamako.