Asia-Pacific

In depth

Secure communications essential to women's rights defenders

Posted Mon 29 Aug 2011 - 14:32 | 5,248 views
Grady speaks to women's human rights defenders from India and Philippines who use ICTs in their work. They share their views how the right to freedom of association is exercised by women through ICTs. Speaking from their own experience, they dispelled some of the common myths surrounding the internet and ICTs use.

Feminist talk

Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet

Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 - 21:05 | 38,526 views
Nighat Dad from the Pakistan MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project documents the story of a girl who sought her advice at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar. The girl was 14 years old, and she was sexual abused for the last 6 years.

Publication

Social Outsourcing as a Development Tool

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 09:53 | 3,103 views
This paper assesses the impact of a social outsourcing initiative operated by the government of Kerala State, India. Part of this outsources information technology (IT) services to dozens of cooperatives of women from below-poverty-line families in order to improve their socio-economic status. While raising questions about sustainability of the initiative, the research finds that social...

Publication

CITIGEN: April 2011 Review Workshop Report.

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 12:01 | 3,454 views
The report collects inputs from the workshop organized by IT for Change in April 2011 in New Delhi. The workshop was the part of Asia-wide research programme 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN)' and brought together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their views on democracy and women's participation, new articulations of citizenship in the...

Feminist talk

Gender and citizenship in the information society

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 11:12 | 3,744 views
Arpita Joshi reports on a recent workshop organized by IT for Change, her home organization, in April 2011 in New Delhi. The workshop was the part of Asia-wide research programme 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN)' and brought together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their views on democracy and women's participation, new articulations of citizenship...

Publication

Pakistan: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 - 10:25 | 4,435 views
Access to mobile technology is increasing rapidly in Pakistan, and women are also gaining access, albeit at a slower rate than men. Kyla Pasha examines how mobile technology is ripe for use in strategies of empowerment, as long as access to technology is accompanied by training and orientation.

Publication

Feminist Tech Exchange - using technology in activism on women's rights (video, 15mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 15:03 | 5,518 views
Dafne Plou presents on how dozens of Feminist Technology Exchanges - a series of capacity building workshops - are building the skills of women's rights organisations to use information and communication technologies in campaigning, monitoring and documentation to end violence against women. This presentation was part of the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's...

Publication

STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin?

Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 - 11:15 | 3,425 views
The three-part video campaign STOP MOTION PROJECT – When does the violence begin? aims to encourage discussion and promote awareness on violence against women through creative storytelling and the use of stop-motion animation. The mission of STOP MOTION PROJECT is to empower and support organisations and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for...

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EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet - summary report

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 14:33 | 9,252 views
What is the value of the internet in the exercise of sexual rights? From 2008 to 2010, the EROTICS research sought to answer this question, aiming to bridge the gap between policy and legislative measures that regulate content and practice on the internet, and the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The summary report provides...

In depth

Gender Evaluation Methodology: Helping assess the gender impact of development work

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 12:31 | 8,595 views
“How exactly GEM can influence the discourse at the CSW, I think it is really to challenge the notion of development, or at least how governments understand it. “ The APC’s Angela Kuga Thas speaks with GenderIT.org editor about the Gender Evaluation Methodology, what it is and the value it adds to grassroots work on gender and ICTs.