Gender Tech Initiative

Post International Women’s Day Activity Report-

The International Women’s Day theme for 2022 is #BreaktheBias which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world. Women are vastly underrepresented in the technology workforce. This is not only a societal concern, but also a workforce problem. When it comes to gender equality, …

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Countering Online Harassment of Female Human Rights Defenders

The Gender Tech Initiative-UGANDA implemented a 2-month project to build the capacity of 40 female Human Rights Defenders (journalists, bloggers, female civil society heads, Feminists, Activists and the LBT) in Northern Uganda. The training was held in Gulu district but 10 of the participants came from the neighbouring districts (Kitgum, Lira, Arua and Pader ) …

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Countering Online harassment of female human rights defenders

The training focused on a number of topics that aimed at increasing their digital safety knowledge, improving their internet experience, and creating prevention strategies for women human rights defenders & to protect themselves from any form of cyber harassment and develop cyber-risk management strategies so as to foster better digital experiences. The continuous emergence of …

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Girl in ICT Day

On the 22 nd of APRIL 2021, Gender Tech initiative-Uganda with support from the Digital Human Rights Lab commemorated the Girls in ICT Day event which was held at the innovation village in Gulu district. This day is celebrated yearly to highlight the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the …

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Girl In ICT Day Report

On the 22nd of APRIL 2021, GenderTech Initiative Uganda with support from the Digital Human Rights Lab commemorated the Girls in ICT Day event which was held at the innovation village in Gulu district. This day is celebrated yearly to highlight the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s …

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Impacts of Online Violence on Female Journalists.

This online violence against women journalists causes significant psychological harm – particularly when it is regular and sustained. In fact, mental health effects were the impacts most frequently identified by the women journalists interviewed, with a substantial number  saying  they  had  sought  medical  or  psychological  help  or  took  time  off  work  to  recover.  However,  online  …

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Online Harassment of Female Journalist

Female journalists have taken their place and space online but face unique challenges altogether because society in general is patriarchal and disfavors them, thus they have received their share of online bullying, threats and abuse. Online violence against women is on the rise and includes cyber bullying, trolling, cyber stalking, defamation/ hate speech, online harassment, …

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Building Digital Safety for Journalism

Journalists should protect themselves and their sources by keeping up-to-date on the latest digital security news and threats such as hacking, phishing, and surveillance. Journalists should think about the information they are responsible for and what could happen if it falls into the wrong hands, and take measures to defend their accounts, devices, communications, and …

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Closing The Digital Gender Divide

The digital gender divide has been recognized as a challenge to achieve gender equality for women. As societies become increasingly dependent on digital technology, women, their broader communities and national economies are at risk of losing out on the positive promise of full participation in digital economies.   There are several factors that impede women and …

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