Gender

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation with Njeri Gateru

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spac

Using Information and Communication Technology to spport women's entrepreneurship in Central and West Asia

For micro and small enterprises, the use of ICT has led not only to better business performance but also better living conditions. It can also be particularly effective in loosening constraints on women in enterprise development. However, women lag behind men in access to technology and use ICT differently. Understanding why can help leverage ICT to help women’s businesses.

Involving Women in Domestication and Indigenous Knowledge for REDD+

In order for REDD+ programs to be truly effective, communities must take ownership of the process to address deforestation and forest degradation. Accordingly, it is crucial that these programs involve women and indigenous groups in sustainable forest management efforts. This article will discuss the need to build the capacity of both men and women, in […]

Gender equality in the information society: a review of current literature and recommendations for policy and practice

The rapid global spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and particularly the proliferation of mobile Internet devices, is redefining not only the realms of information and communication, but the very nature of social structures and institutions.

Digital Storytelling

How can the public be engaged to tell their stories in their own words and have an impact on the people who shape policy? This article looks at a particular participatory methodology – Digital Storytelling (DST) – and how it can be used in a development setting to draw out stories and engage both storytellers and their future audiences.

Self Employed Women's Association, Gujarat: A case study

How can Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) change how an organisation functions? This document describes the Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) ICT and Community Learning Centre (CLC) initiative.

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