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Kenya's Female Entrepreneurs Make Their Digital Mark

Posted by: admin on Wed, 2011-11-30 16:22

Kenyan women have been at the forefront of some recent newsworthy ICT innovations such as iCow and M-Farm. Dinfin Mulupi covers their success stories and finds that their entrepreneurship might help open doors for disadvantaged women across Kenya. Read more….

Kenyan women have been at the forefront of some recent newsworthy ICT innovations such as iCow and M-Farm. Dinfin Mulupi covers their success stories and finds that their entrepreneurship might help open doors for disadvantaged women across Kenya. Read more….

By Dinfin Mulupi 


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Bridging Kenya’s Digital Gender Divide

Posted by: admin on Wed, 2010-09-22 14:55

A focus on training girls and women in how to use information and communication technology is breaking the bonds of sexism in Kenya. ICT skills give women more economic power as they can enter new industries or be more efficient entrepreneurs.By Dinfin MulupiWhile the digital divide affects all Kenyans, women in Kenya face additional challenges to acquiring information and communication technology skills. For 10 years, the African Centre for Women Information and Communication Technology has worked to close the gap in ICT access for Kenyan women. Now, they’re planning to expand their successful training programs to reach thousands more Kenyan women. Over the next 3 years, the Centre seeks to establish 240 community information centers countrywide and train 18,000 women.

A focus on training girls and women in how to use information and communication technology is breaking the bonds of sexism in Kenya. ICT skills give women more economic power as they can enter new industries or be more efficient entrepreneurs.

By Dinfin Mulupi


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Newspaper For Women, By Women in India

Posted by: admin on Fri, 2010-07-23 14:04

By Paromita PainA recent article published in the women-run newspaper, Khabar Lahariya, revealed that rural women in Chitrakoot, a district in the north India state of Uttar Pradesh, aren’t getting emergency care in their local hospital. The reporter questioned the doctors on duty about the situation. While the article didn’t lead to an immediate solution to the problem, it was notable for being published at all. The fact that the newspaper treated women’s health care as a matter of worth reporting is what makes Khabar Lahariya distinctive. Poverty, illiteracy and gender discrimination are commonplace in Chitrakoot and the rest of Uttar Pradesh. The male-dominated social and economic system leaves little room for women’s news in the local media, much less an outlet for their views.

By Paromita Pain


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The Role of Gender in Media Consumption and Access to Health services

Posted by: admin on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:57

 A-Scapes Research Analyst Hannah Bowen recently delivered a presentation at the Population Reference Bureau highlighting research findings from our Kenya and Ghana quantitative reports regarding the role of gender in media consumption and access to health services.See the presentation here and share your comments with us in the comment box below

 


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Young Indian Women Ride WAVE to Free Expression

Posted by: admin on Mon, 2010-05-17 07:56

By Paromita Pain 17 May 2010Mumbai-based activists Angana Jhaveri and Sapna Shahani wanted to use media to help empower young Indian women. Brainstorming with Madhusudan Agarwal, director of social change media house Mam Movies, the pair drew inspiration from the "She Creates" project. Mam had trained 25 Mumbai girls in filmmaking techniques and had them make short films on the theme, "What it feels to be a girl." The result was Women Aloud: Video blogging for Empowerment (WAVE), a nationwide project that last year became the first winner in India of the Digital Media and Learning competition run by the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC.

By Paromita Pain

17 May 2010

Mumbai-based activists Angana Jhaveri and Sapna Shahani wanted to use media to help empower young Indian women. Brainstorming with Madhusudan Agarwal, director of social change media house Mam Movies, the pair drew inspiration from the "She Creates" project. Mam had trained 25 Mumbai girls in filmmaking techniques and had them make short films on the theme, "What it feels to be a girl."