And yet another post on women in tech

The recent “Women in Tech” (disaster) panel at Techcrunch reminded me of a long overdue post I’ve been wanting to write on the absence-of- women-in-tech debate that’s being doing the rounds over the last few months.

Part of it revolves around the far too common prevalence of all (white) male panels/speakers at top tech [...]

Take Back the Tech Campaign – Show your Support

The Take Back the Tech Campaign has been launched in conjunction with the global 16 Days Against Violence Campaign. The Campaign is being used to highlight ways in which technology can be used to either perpetuate or prevent violence against women. For details on how to participate, click here.

A friend of mine had [...]

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women

Via the website: “For the first time in history, a generation poised with the resources and tools to do something positive to address the many challenges that face them. Through education, technology, media and travel, this is the first truly global generation. Thousands of young women around the world use Imagining Ourselves as a platform [...]

Tackling women’s right to inherit property

One of the challenges of addressing women’s rights issues in places like Kenya is that the obstacles are largely cultural rather than legal, or rather the more practical solutions require engagement at a cultural level rather than via the courts/the law. I was very tangentially involved with this project, and I’m linking to it because [...]

Victim in Zuma’s rape case speaks out

Click here for the full interview.

The Sexual Offenses Bill

So I’m writing this very warily because I normally have a standing policy of doing things well or not at all, and I can’t address this issue as well I’d like right now because I’m juggling like twenty thousand things BUT I have to say at least something so here goes and hopefully I’ll have [...]

Imagining Ourselves: A Global Generation of Women

I meant to link to this project a while back after I met the one of the founders at TED. Better late than never…Imagining Ourselves is “a platform for young women to create positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. The project includes not only this groundbreaking online exhibit, but also a [...]

Quick hits

What did we used to do before RSS again???

- So Charles Taylor has been captured and that’s excellent news but I would have liked to see more balanced coverage of the story as far as Nigeria’s role. As Chippla points out, “Without a doubt, the Nigerian government was pissed off by such a move [...]