The digital revolution is transforming how human beings live, work, and relate to each another. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have vast potential to communicate, gain access to information and services, and catalyse collective action for social justice. But there is also the risk this revolution will fail to challenge stark inequalities in terms of who benefits and whose voice is heard. And technologies can be used by those who seek to challenge rights as well as realise them.
Join at 5 for a 5.30 start for the launch event of the new issue of Gender & Development which focuses on Information Communication Technologies from the perspective of women’s rights and gender justice.
Introduced by Dr. Caroline Sweetman, editor of Gender & Development, the panel will be chaired by Dr. Awino Okech from the Centre of Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Panelists include Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green whose article in the journal focuses on the rights on Kenyan girls in the digital age and informal education, Shannon Philip who writes on Youth and ICTs in a ‘new’ India and co-editor Amy O’Donnell who is a specialist on digital technologies at Oxfam and Board member of anti-harassment charity Hollaback!
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