by Eleni Maria Rozali
Gender binaries are ingrained from the moment people are born: blue is for boys and pink for girls.
Therefore, segregation usually starts from the moment that mum starts decorating the nursery as well.
Then, there are girls’ films – boys’ films, girls’ toys – boys’ toys, and the list goes on and on. Society imposes this segregation in more ways than we are willing to admit.
by Laura Saxer
Here, another post about women shoutingback through music. Sonita is an 18 year old female rapper from Afghanistan. With her music she is fighting against child marriage, something that she managed to escape from.
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 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.