Liza Wisniewski

Gender Tech Initiative-Uganda welcomes two new interns from the University of Dayton.

Gender Tech Initiative-Uganda is excited to welcome two new Research and Communication interns from the University of Dayton. These interns will be working virtually with our organization to support our vision of empowering women and girls to embrace science and technology. At Gender Tech Initiative-Uganda, we believe that access to science and technology is a […]

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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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School ICT Club Launch Report

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are fundamental for youth development. Their spectacular growth gives them enormous potential for sustainable development. To benefit from this potential, it is necessary to develop a creative vision for ICTs to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship among young girls. To encourage growth, creativity, and innovation, and to offer a better future

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2021 Annual Report- The Gender Tech Initiative Uganda

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people were relying more on online technology.Due to lockdowns and high-level restrictions, young women spent more time at home and were not able to see friends and family in person. This made keeping in touch online extra important. While this comes along with endless benefits, many young women and girls

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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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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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