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Nodumo Dhlamini

Nodumo is passionate about developing IT / ICT Programs that harness the opportunities for the en

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Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 13:03 | 748views

Equity in digital access in Africa is far from being a reality. There is also paucity of women in technology related careers and more broadly in STEM. In this column, Nodumo Dhlamini will explore the necessity for mentoring of women to make them confident users and implementers of ICT tools and solutions.

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Sylvia Karpagam

Sylvia Karpagam is a public health doctor and researcher who has worked closely with organisation

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If it’s not on Whatsapp, it never happened

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 09:06 | 827views

How do we use social media in activism? Do we reflect on our practices, on the instrumental ways of referring to people and communities that is used in reports and publications? Here is a story that looks at the use of Whatsapp by activists and what it means about unacknowledged hierarchies and barriers even within progressive spaces.

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Smarika occupies herself with the political play between human and artificial intelligence in the

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Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 17:20 | 1,636views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

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Hija Kamran

Hija Kamran is a communications-for-development specialist, and a human rights activist from Paki

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Online Dating in Pakistan

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 10:55 | 1,749views

The rise of dating apps allows women to take control of their social life and their choices. In this article Hija Kamran speaks to many women in Pakistan about their experience of online dating, both good and bad, whether it allows for challenging of conservative social norms or it leaves women vulnerable to abuse and other risks.

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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 | 683views

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 | 406views

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 | 413views
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 | 689views

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 | 673views

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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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 | 1,436views

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...