Gender

Gender

Every organization and individual working in ICT4D has an obligation to consider their impact, activities, and efforts through the lens of gender empowerment and equality for women and girls.

This includes a high-level mainstreaming of ICT as tools to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment to grassroots-level activities of inclusion and engagement of subject areas where girls and women have typically been excluded or marginalized (as is the case with STEM education in many parts of the world.)

Ideas

  • Help to create spaces that foster inclusivity.
  • Promote STEM fields of learning and engagement for girls.

Resources

Readings

Videos

  • MakeHers: Engaging Women and Girls in Technology - Intel (video) -- Created in consultation with the Girl Scouts and Maker Education, it is Intel's latest effort to support the maker community and increase access to and interest in computer science and engineering, especially among girls and women. The report itself indicates that girls and women involved with making, designing and creating things with electronic tools may build stronger interest and skills in computer science and engineering. Read the full report at intel.com/girlsintech. (Video > gender > maker, stem, girls)

Websites

  • Computers for Girls -- Initiative from World Computer Exchange. (Website > gender > initiative, girls, code)
  • Let Girls Build -- Challenge from BUILTBYGIRLS to focus on girls' education around the world and how to get girls everywhere to develop technical solutions to everyday problems facing these girls. (Website > gender > initiative, girls, code)
  • Tech Needs Girls - Soronko Solutions -- Tech Needs Girls (sponsored by Soronko Solutions) is a movement and a mentorship program to get more girls to create technology. (Website > gender > initiative, girls, code)
  • Technovation Challenge -- Annual challenge from Technovation that has girls all over the world compete to solve real-world problems through technology. (Website > gender > initiative, girls, code)
  • WiSci Girls STEAM Camp - Girl Up -- Part of the UN Foundation Girl Up campaign, WiSci Camp aims to help bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities and leadership training. (Website > gender > initiative, girls, code, stem)

Organizations

  • #BuiltByGirls -- Challenging young women to be builders, creators, and innovators. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • Amy Poehler's Smart Girls -- Helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. (Organization > gender > gender)
  • Anita Borg Institute -- Social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • AppCamp4Girls -- One-week summer day program where girls can put their creative powers to work, designing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women mentors in the field. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • Chayn -- An open-source project that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives. (Organization > gender > women, violence)
  • DIY Girls -- Community organization focused on increasing girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships. (Organization > gender > girls, make, entrepreneurship)
  • Django Girls -- Free Python and Django workshops, create open sourced online tutorials and care about curating amazing first experiences with technology. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreuneurship)
  • ELiTE Education -- Support organizations around the world that inspire girls and underrepresented minorities with the power of Computer Science. (Organization > gender > girls, people of color, entrepreneur)
  • Gender Resources - United States Institute of Peace -- address a range of dimensions around gender and peacebuilding. (Organization > gender > peace, women)
  • Girl Effect -- Organization that connects girls to each other and to the critical assets they need. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneur, education)
  • Girl Up - UN Foundation -- United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, helps the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneur, education)
  • Girls Make Games -- Series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneur, education, developer)
  • Girls Who Code -- Programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneur, education, developer)
  • Grace Hopper -- The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM. (Organization > gender > women, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • Hearmecode.org -- Free, beginner-friendly coding classes for women, by women. (Organization > gender > women, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • Million Women Mentors -- Supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. (Organization > gender > women, stem)
  • Systers - Anita Borg Institute -- Systers is a forum for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The community has over 5,500 members from at least 60 countries around the world. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • Technovation -- Non-profit organization of Iridescent whose mission is to inspire and educate girls and women to solve real-world problems through technology. (Organization > gender > girls, developer, entrepreneurship)
  • UNGEI (UN Girls Education Initiative) -- Provides sources of information for teachers and administrators on developing programs for girls' educations. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneurship)
  • Vital Voices -- Partner with women who have made a difference to make that vision a reality through long-term investments that expand skills, connections and visibility, to accelerate their efforts. (Organization > gender > women, digital divide)
  • WAAW Foundation -- Foundation that supports organizations around the world that inspire girls and underrepresented minorities with the power of computer science. (Organization > gender > girls, entrepreneurship)
  • Womanity -- Empower girls and women to shape their future and accelerate progress within their communities. (Organization > gender > women, digital divide)
  • World Pulse -- Action media network powered by women from 190 countries, seeks to lift and unite women's's voices to accelerate their impact for the world through programs (online communities, magazine and online campaigns). (Organization > gender > women, digital divide)

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