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Women keeping business alive through social media

Women keeping business alive through social media

By Jenifer Gilla, Dar es Salaam, 29 June: Ashura Athumani is one of few women entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam who have started benefiting from the effective use of social media marketing to scale up their businesses. A mother of two is engaging in selling wedding gowns, and owning a beauty salon business in Gongolamboto […]

Councils offer online consultation health services in lockdown

Councils offer online consultation health services in lockdown

Fortunate Muzarabani Bulawayo, 9 May: Faced with insufficient resources, health institutions in Zimbabwe have not been spared from the pressure of having to adapt to delivering services despite the pressure of having to be prepared for the ranging Covid-19. It has been shown that tele-health and remote health service delivery can also slow the spread […]

Countering Online Hate Speech

The study has been developed in cooperation with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford. It provides a global overview of the dynamics characterizing hate speech online and some of the measures that have been adopted to counteract and mitigate it, highlighting good practices that have emerged at […]

December 16, 2019 Themes: ICT's | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

By Tarisai Nyamweda  Pretoria, 4 October: Deliberate. Deliberate was the word of the day at the recently convened Women in Media Dialogue hosted by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with Media 24. The dialogue sought to create a conversation for communicators and media to propose concrete actions and to address gender inequalities […]

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius; 3 July: This winter we have yet again been hit by a disease, an illness from which many of us suffer. Symptoms are mostly manifested on social media in the form of comments under news articles or in the form of edited videos. It is an illness which crawls under our skin, affecting our […]

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

By: Dyson Mthawanji Malawi: Last year, Malawi launched the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III). When government distributed the signed 215-page book to all who attended the launch ceremony, everyone rushed to the office or home and peruse the pages mainly the chapters they were interested in. MGDS III is a national development […]

May 9, 2019 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Education | Gender equality | ICT's Programs: News

Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Part of the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom There are a large number of internet governance guidelines and declarations. This publication is  a review of these documents. UNESCO has a mandate to conduct a study on internet-related issues o access to information, privacy and the ethical dimensions of the information society.    

Co-creating Feminist Narratives beyond Shrinking Spaces

African Women’s Development and Communication Network (Femnet) Annual Report 2017 The 2017 Backdrop and Amplifying African Women’s Bold Voices The impact of Femnet in 2017 in women’s leadership in regional agendas, leadership in digital space and dismantling macroeconomics.

Global Information Society Watch 2013

The World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 recognised  ICTs as critical in achieving gender equality. Since then the internet has become a critical global resource enabling women to exercise their rights. Access to the internet enables women to participate in the economy and determine their social and political life. However, we need to […]

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 5 December: Misogyny and abuse, crude insults, sexual harassment, trolling, ridicule the list goes on are some of the forms of violence women face as they try to participate in dialogue, debate and make their voices and presence count online. As we celebrate 16 Days of activism issues of online safety […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: News