Media and communications (ICT)

Young women activists are posting their comments on the "freedom wall" during  a protest action in Manila. The women’s movement in the Philippines, along with social movements that have been actively campaigning to repeal the new anti-cybercrime law, has moved one step forward as just a few hours after the Black Tuesday protest last October 9, Supreme Court justices, in an en banc session, unanimously decided to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of the law. When women unite against injustice, government has no other option but to concede.
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“We are Mesoamerican women, we demand respect for our rights; we are women communicators and our voices are power.” Indigenous and rural women communicators from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama gathered to amplify their voices
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When opposing political interests are using the same terms and tactics in diametrically opposed agendas, Lisa Veneklasen asks how we can transform the power of citizen action into sustained change for justice and equality.
At APC Women'sNet "Connect Your Rights!" Workshop in Mombasa, Kenya. My mind is literally exploding with concepts and ideas.I’m at the APC Women'sNet "Connect Your Rights!" Workshop in Mombasa. We opened the workshop with a spectrogram exercise in which all the participants thought about these three overarching statements, and expressed their opinion along a spectrum, each having an opportunity to express the reasoning behind their positioning: Security is only a concern for people who have something to hide.
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A statement by Feminist Tech Exchange participantsJohannesburg, South Africa – 20th July 2011
JASS’ Alquimia Leadership School, in partnership with JASS ally, Sinergia N’oj, recently convened 30 indigenous and rural women from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama for a training and strategy workshop on communications for activism. The women immediately put their new skills into action---creating a blog, video, and radio show.
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Last week JASS Mesoamerica and Sinergia No'j hosted over two dozen indigenous, rural women from all over Central America and Mexico for a communications training in Guatemala City. The training focused on the right to communication and involved discussions with representatives from women's media projects; site visits to local women-led media outlets, and; hands-on sessions on various topics. These included: developing communications strategy; creating campaigns, and the use of various tools such as blogs, video, press releases, and radio spots.
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