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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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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Digital Safety Training for Journalists

Many University students are experiencing a surge of violence and abuse online a shadow pandemic spreading alongside the Covid-19 crisis. As the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, many students were given steps to address online abuse so that they can participate online without fear. As part of our …

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GBV Training of Journalists

Activity Report Sexual and Gender Based Violence denies women security and the right to enjoy fundamental freedoms and forces them into subordinate positions compared to men. A district, sub-county, and individuals affected in these cases cannot reach their full potential as long as women’s potential to participate in their society is denied. I, Ruth Atim …

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