Gender and Media

Several universities and colleges in the North offer courses on media, gender and race studies. Although some of the topics discussed in these courses can be universally applied, African experiences, scholarship and knowledge is often not included in the recommended readings. The courses are modelled around realities and scholarship generated in those particular contexts.

Below we have a "Related" section. This is regularly updated with news, resouces and events on gender and media.

See also Femininist Africa - Feminists Engagement with Film Issue 16: 2012

 

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A powerful video around forwarding violence through mobile phones.
Click here to view the video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wuY1Bc4qk

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From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, Take Back The Tech! invites you to take one action per day to end violence against women. Each daily action explores an issue of violence against women and its interconnection with communication rights, and approaches different communication platforms - online and off - in creative and tactical ways.Take Back The Tech! End violence against women.

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This page contains the general information about the Outreach Program for Women internships, which are available with a number of Free and Open Source Software organizations from January 2 through April 2, 2013.

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create new scenarios, new ways for people to live, and these reflect real-­life problems. Women need to assert their rights here with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights.

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End violence: This aggregated map will document incidences of technology-based violence against women eVAW in seven different countries.End violence: This aggregated map will document incidences of technology-based violence against women eVAW in seven different countries.

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One of the first steps to addressing violence against women is documenting that there is a problem. This is as true online as it is offline.

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This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. National security often encompasses a variety of security threats, including those in cyberspace.

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It is not uncommon for women and girl techies to be patronised, harassed or discouraged by male colleagues. For this reason, self-organising groups of Women in Technology can provide support to each other and help further their skills in a safe environment.

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Lord Byron produced some incredible things during his lifetime, Don Juan; Childe Harold's Pilgrimate; She Walks in Beauty. But one of his least heralded accomplishments is arguably one of his greatest - he was the father of Ada Lovelace.

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