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.

How your social media activity can land you in jail for blasphemy

“A recently-released report by the Digital Rights Foundation notes a rise in the number of incidents where people are accused of blasphemy based on online activity or text messages.” More >

Source: Dawn, Sadia Khatri

New gene-detecting technology

“Scientists have pioneered a new gene-detecting technology which, if deployed correctly could lead to the creation of a new elite variety of wheat with durable resistance to disease.” More >

Source: Science Daily, John Innes Centre

This Romanian bakery put gender inequality stats on its cakes

Romanian raises awareness around gender inequality by decorating their cakes with various statistics. More >

Source: FastCoCreate, Jeff Beer

Video games are terrible at depicting mental illness

“What games seem to be telling us is that we have no idea what to do about mental illness. People don’t know how to interact with it, they don’t know how to portray it.” More >

Source: DailyDot, Dennis Scimeca

*8 reasons the voter database breach should alarm us more*

Reason number 5: It means the elections can be hacked. More >

Source: 8List, Tim Henares

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 28th 2016

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