DJ’s choice is a weekly section by, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit.

6 ways WhatsApp encryption will affect you

WhatsApp encryption, a step in the right direction? “Nobody (not even WhatsApp) will be able to access your messages.” More >

Source: Fin24, Duncan Alfreds

Four common myths about human rights and security in cyberspace

We often come across ideas, or “myths”, when discussing online human rights and security issues at the international level. Have a look at these four common myths.More >

Source: Freedom Online Coalition

Call her ‘pokpok’, hit her boobs: How they silence a woman

Women are still being silenced, it is at a point where you are ridiculed for the size of your breasts or the imperfections of your face. More >

Source: Rappler, Renee Juliene Karunungan

Meet the women behind the Cars of The New York auto show

These women designed or engineered some of the hottest rides. Here’s what they have to say. More >

Source: Fortune, Jaclyn Trop

The Panama Papers leak, explained with an adorable comic about piggy banks

Does this adorable comic help explain the Panama Paper leaks a bit better? “Let’s say you save your quarters in a piggy bank that is on your closet shelf….” More >

Source: Vox, Alvin Chang and Javier Zarracina

This is it from DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), April 11th 2016

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