Strengthening Gender in ICTs

How the Internet enables citizens to benefit from these opportunities is largely determined along gendered lines. The different forms of structural exclusions enabled and multiplied by the internet and other ICT platforms have widened equality gaps in multiple aspects of human life. Gender based violence, poor digital literacy and lack of awareness in cybersecurity has made women, in all their diversity, to be excluded from internet governance and economic spaces.

 

The Challenge

The Internet is increasingly becoming an important platform for economic activities, with online platforms rapidly mediating economic opportunities, social and political engagement. 

 

While the unprecedented growth of the digital economy in Kenya has helped to unlock opportunities across various sectors of the economy, this …

 

… transformation has brought about myriad challenges, leading to questions about its ability to contribute to broad-based economic development for all Kenyans.

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Strengthening Gender in ICTs

How the Internet enables citizens to benefit from these opportunities is largely determined along gendered lines. The different forms of structural exclusions enabled and multiplied by the internet and other ICT platforms have widened equality gaps in multiple aspects of human life. Gender based violence, poor digital literacy and lack of awareness in cybersecurity has made women, in all their diversity, to be excluded from internet governance and economic spaces.

 

Capacity Building

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Policy Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement

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Research

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Our Programs

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Strengthening Women Safety Online

In 2022, KICTANet, with support from GIZ, is implementing the “strengthening women’s safety online”. The Project focuses on women’s data protection and privacy concerns in Kenya and the development of the fifth module of the Digital Enquirer Kit on Online Gender Based Violence.

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Women@Web

KICTANet is part of the women@web, a DW Akademie initiative with coalition members across five East African Countries. The network carries out annual regional campaigns on safe spaces online, while individual organisations hold capacity building and advocacy initiatives.

 

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Our Voices Our Futures (OVOF)

Under this project, KICTANet is working with t he Association for progressive Communications (APC) and OVOF consortium members to amplify the voices of structurally silenced women and trans communities to increase their visibility, leading to women taking their rightful places in civic space and participating across these three key spaces online space, physical public space and legal and policy space.

Remarks by Grace Githaiga, Convenor, KICTANet on the auspicious occasion of the 15th edition of the Kenya IGF.

Remarks by Grace Githaiga, Convenor, KICTANet on the auspicious occasion of the 15th edition of the Kenya IGF.

On behalf of KICTANet, Welcome to the 15th edition of Kenya IGF. About KICTANet The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multistakeholder think tank for ICT policy and regulation. The network acts as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector and is guided by four...

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