16x16: Uganda

In 16 slides x 16 seconds, Take Back The Tech!i presentation narrates the story of how violence against women and ICTs links together in Malaysia. The presentation builds on the paper Malaysia: Violence against Women and Information Communication that , provides a snapshot and baseline on the law and policyi in these two areas. The paper is part of the APC WNSP project 'MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against womeni' that connects ICTs, VAW and Millennium Development Goal Three (MDG3i) in practice, policyi and law in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The 16x16 idea follows the Pecha-Kucha presentation format which is 20 x 20 - we've adapted it to 16 for the 16 days of activism against gender violence.[1]

Transcript of the audio narrative:
Slide 1 Taking back the tech to end violence against women.
Slide 2-Slide 3 In Uganda, a quarter of the female population say their first sexual intercourse was forced, against their will. More than half the country's homes are home to domestic violence and almost two-thirds of women suffer sexual violence. Privacy invasion through SMS stalking and monitoring and control by spouses is growing.
Slide 7 In Uganda, the intersection of VAW and ICT is beginning to emerge. Information and communication technologies are changing the way women experience and confront violence. A range of women’s organizations in Uganda have used the internet in combination with television, radio, newspapers and other print media to highlight violence against women including rape, victimization and harassment by security agencies.
Slide 9-Slide 10 Lots of examples demonstrate that the use of websites, email, SMS and mobile phones is useful in cutting through bureaucratic barriers that are faced in addressing violence against women.
Slide 13 There is a need for continuous ICT policy advocacy to ensure that all related policies pay attention to gender concerns, especially violence against women. A strong public-private partnership is also needed around issues of VAW. Government should explore working with law enforcement agencies to track people that use ICTs to perpetuate VAW. There is a need for a concerted effort to organise training opportunities in local communities.
Slide 14-Slide 15 Mobile phones have provided women with an opportunity to circumvent domestication by opening links with the outside world. The Women of Uganda Network is an NGO that provides a good example of how ICTs have been used in the struggle against VAW in Uganda.
Slide 17-Slide 18 We can end violence against women. It can be just a click away…
Slide 19 Made possible with support from MDG3 Fund.
Slide 20 APC Women`s Networking Support Programme
Slide 21 In partnership with Women of Uganda Network
Year of publication: 
2010