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Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 05:49 | 7,486 views

Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

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Money for tech? Tech and money? Facilitating women’s engagement in the financing discourse through the use of ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,705 views
IreenDubel.jpgIreen Dubel, the manager of the gender, women and development programme of Hivos is an active participant in discussions on financing for women and development work. Hivos, Ireen’s organisation, is one of the few…

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“We are in the process of constructing a new political field, and this is just the beginning”

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 5,081 views
Magaly Pazello is a Brazilian researcher and consultant in gender and information and communication technologies (ICT) and a member of the g2g group. She was the only woman from Brazil to participate in the entire World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process. In an exclusive interview with, Magaly highlights the debates about the reduction in international funding for Latin…

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Of empty purses and tattered pockets: Stitching funding back into gender and ICT

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,547 views
The panel on women's communication rights "Why the purse feels empty: Financing for women's equitable access to information and communication technologies" during the recent 52nd CSW brought together donor, development and civil society perspectives on the issue. Erika Smith presents an overview of the discussion around the challenges, importance and opportunities of financing ICT for women's…

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Financing for ICT for Development in India

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 6,398 views
Information and communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly recognised by governments, the private sector and civil society alike in its potential to address existing obstacles to social and economic development of disadvantaged groups, as well as to transform the very systems that create inequalities in the first place. To this end, the work of ICT for Development (ICTD) is critical.…

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Where is the Money for Women's Rights Work on ICT? A brief look at the funding landscape for women’s organisations working on information and communication technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:20 | 5,700 views
AWIDFundHer.gifIn collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Lucía Carrasco, Fernanda Hopenhaym and Cindy Clark focuses the findings from "Where is the money for women's right? Strategic…

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Funding ICTs: where will the money come from?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 5,112 views
The Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) was proposed by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade at Phase I of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Summit. It was inaugurated by the Nigerian President Olusegun Odasanjo in March 2005, in Geneva. This fund is seen a voluntary and complementary financing mechanism to supplement existing financial mechanism. It is registered in Switzerland.

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Gender equality may constitute a normative consensus, but the political will is lacking

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 5,752 views
Heike Jensen, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of Humboldt University in Berlin, (Germany), is one of those hardworking gender advocates, whose “effort and time spent gathering information, sleepless nights, many cups of coffee, talking, training, skills sharing, lobbying and writing” focussed on integrating gender as a relevant dimension of WSIS process and outcomes.…

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From Geek to the WSIS Gender Caucus

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 5,259 views
Jac sm Kee grabs a conversation with Jacqueline A. Morris during WSIS PrepComm3 at Geneva, and finds out about how a girl from Trinidad & Tobago ends up being a gender & ICT advocate, her insights about the two priority issues in WSIS Phase II – financing and internet governance – as well as the efficacy of the WSIS Gender Caucus.

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Gender and ICT Issues at Women's World Congress

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 00:19 | 4,514 views
Gender and ICT advocates from all world regions joined some 2,000 other women activists at the Women's Worlds Congress 2005, Korea, June 19-24. The advocates met separately for 2 days at Sookmyung Women's University to discuss gender and ICT issues at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS 2005). The meeting produced the Seoul-Gyeonggi Declaration which outlines gender issues and…