How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users? These are some of the issues that Josephine Militza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame focus on, as African experts on internet access with a strong gender perspective.
African women face widening technology gap
Africa this year commemorated “Women’s Month”, as March is known in a number of countries, faced with the reality of a highly gendered digital divide. That such a situation seems set to persist serves as a reminder of the need
Meha Jouini at AfriSIG 2015: The internet has allowed me to publicly express my identity as an Amazing woman activist
Maha Jouini is an Addis Ababa-based Tunisian blogger, and women’s rights and indigenous rights activist, with a special focus on the Amazigh community. She collaborates with the Campaign to End Child Marriage and is on the executive board of the Regional Coalition
AfriSIG 2014: The journey
Tarryn Booysen is Administrative Assistant at the Association for Progressive Communications, South Africa. She is a South African Bachelor of Arts graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology who currently works on APC’s End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online