by Birgitte Jallov
#ShoutingBack: Using technology to #ShoutBack for gender equality is a wonderful initiative, and I am happy to share one more entry point here with you.
Starting with myself and my own history, as we used to do in the women’s movement of the 70s and 80s where I have my own #ShoutingBack roots, I here share with you my ‘World Radio Day’ address to the Nepali Women Broadcasters last year, 2014. The theme was ‘Promoting Gender Equality within and through Radio’, and my 10-minute talk shares stories of how the good-old technology of radio can be a mind-blowing tool for #ShoutingBack, when taken into the hands of ordinary people.
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?
by Yamkela Nqweniso
I was born in Cape Town, and I studied primary school at Luleka. That is when I was introduced to Grassroot Soccer. I was still young then, I was 10 and now I’m 15. I wanted to get involved because I wanted to be part of Grassroot Soccer, trying to build a new generation that will be free from HIV, and to be on the positive and the safe side.
Sonwabise Dick coaches a group of young people in Manchester City, UK, on life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.
by Athiphila Sidondi and Sonwabise Dick
On 29 June 2015, the Cape Town media barely covered a terrible tragedy at Osi’s Tavern in Khayelitsha, in which eight young women died in a stampede. Yet only days prior, a non-fatal shark attack in the Eastern Cape received worldwide attention.
What is the value of young, black, females in the media, and in South Africa especially?
This site is an exercise in definition and access.
What defines a community?
In the world of ComDev must community always refer to the developing or rural world?
How much broader, or narrower, does the definition become in a physical sense when considering online spaces and virtual communities?
How does access to the Internet affect the definition of virtual communities today?
How can we expand virtual communities to become more inclusive and representative of glocal voices, including physical communities that may be disadvantaged due to geographical location, access to technology or language?
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