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Women's rights, gender

Accessing telecommunications infrastructure in Africa: A gender perspective

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Research ICT Africa

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Despite the rhetorical undertaking of governments and multilateral agencies, there has been little systematic collection of sex-disaggregated data on information and communications technology (ICT) access and use.[1]

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Digital security online

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Front Line Defenders

Taking back control…

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For human rights defender Satang Nabaneh, social media and new technology have been a fast, effective way for her to reach out to other young women in The Gambia. It is what makes her different from the older generation of women's rights defenders in the small West African nation.

“Facebook is there, Twitter is there,” she says, “all of those communication tools, and this is what young people are interested in, so I can actually relate to them and talk to them and they can see what I want them to, what I am working on.”

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