Gender

Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!

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Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: a mass media campaign to motivate couples to communicate effectively for HIV-free households

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Feminist Africa e-spaces:e-politics

Feminist Africa (FA) is a continental gender studies journal that provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, FA is guided by a profound commitment to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, and seeks to redress injustice and inequality in its content and design.

The internet and the Nigerian woman: a case of female undergraduates

The last decade has seen an information revolution not just in Nigeria, but around the world. The internet is connecting individuals, groups, organisations, and states like never before. Activists, advocates and sub-cultures have all embraced the communicative power of the world wide web to connect, organise, educate, entertain, and empower.

8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

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Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a large evidence base, they believed it would have a net positive effect – maybe larger than other development program activities like training or capacity building.

Closing mobile’s “gender divide”

At the Networked Society Forum in Hong Kong last November, I sat and listened as Jeffrey Sachs described mobile connectivity as “the single most important instrument for development that we have“. Few people would disagree.

Would Ulysses have taken out a microfinance loan?

Ulysses Before facing the temptation of the song of the Sirens, Ulysses famously had his crew tie him to the mast of his boat. He commanded his crew members not to untie him until he had passed the certain death that would have awaited him if he had been allowed to give in to temptation. It turns out this ancient morality tale has a modern equivalent in the form of microfinance self help groups.

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