ICT4D in Women Empowerment Projects

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by Laura Saxer

We have read about many ICT4D related projects with the aim to educate and empower women. Often, you can read about such ambitious projects, addressing a wide range of gender issues in a certain development context and intending to solve them all through implementing ICTs. That’s prior to the projects’ realisations.

And then? How many of you have read about a good practice example where the goals of the project have actually been met?

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Reflections about ICT4D and Participatory Media

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by Laura Saxer

Inspired by an article about blogging for ICT4D [1] I felt that in this context we need room here for some reflection and critical discussion about blogging in general and this blog in particular: What does blogging mean for whom? Who is reading blogs? Who is publishing their thoughts in blogs? Is this contributing to development and social change?

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Development with Dignity

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by Jenn Warren

While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.

There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.

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#SaveUsFromSaviours

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by Jenn Warren

During the Malmo University Communication for Development Voice and Matter Conference that took place from 17-20 September 2014, Andrea Cornwall told the story of the influential sex workers’ collective in India, Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad (VAMP), the initiative Save Us From Saviours, and their video responses to the sensational and derogatory VICE​ film “Prostitutes of God” in 2010 [1].

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The Last Mile to Safer Education in India: How ICT can eliminate the obstacles in education for girls in India

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India welcomes almost on a daily basis 40,000 newborns. In about six years time, these children will reach school age. How many however will actually get a full education is another question as is the percentage of girls vs boys that will be recipients of edification.

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