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Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 17 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 17 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America 13 July 2021

The open call received 96 applications from initiatives and projects directly engaged with existing or new community networks around the world. Find out more about the 17 initiatives selected to receive the grants from among the many impressive proposals.

Seeding change: Arid Lands Information Network on using ICTs to achieve food security in East Africa
Seeding change: Arid Lands Information Network on using ICTs to achieve food security in East Africa 07 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? Arid Lands Information Network promotes information and knowledge exchange in rural communities in East Africa so that they can achieve food security. 

Pollicy
Pollicy 01 July 2021

Pollicy is a feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology to craft better life experiences by harnessing improved data. Its work focuses on influencing a culture of responsible data use, promoting appropriate data governance practices, and advocating for policies that support an enabling data ecosystem....

Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa
Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa 24 June 2021 Gorata Chengeta for GenderIT.org

This article explores the labour and determination that go into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generations to come.

Gendered impact of COVID-19 on women in Kibera
Gendered impact of COVID-19 on women in Kibera 23 June 2021 KICTANet

Women living in informal settlements deal with everyday economic, political and social burdens that they need to overcome in order to create cohesion in their families and communities. Moreover, women are critical contributors to the survival of their households.

Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria
Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria 16 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? For CITAD, this has manifested in the development of numerous projects aimed at bridging digital divides and empowering local communities in Nigeria.

APC statement on the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria
APC statement on the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria 09 June 2021 APC

APC joins in the condemnation of the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria, and considers that this measure not only limits Nigerian citizens' exercise of their right to access information, but also other rights including freedom of expression, privacy, and freedom of assembly and association.

Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom
Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom 31 May 2021 Maimuna Jeng for GenderIT.org

This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.

African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy
African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy 27 May 2021 Koliwe Majama

Four African digital rights-centred networks have committed to increasing collaboration for the consolidation of their work and avoidance of duplication of activities while ensuring the full attainment and protection of digital rights at national, regional and global levels.

Seeding change: Fantsuam Foundation mobilises ICTs to fight poverty and disadvantage in northern Nigeria
Seeding change: Fantsuam Foundation mobilises ICTs to fight poverty and disadvantage in northern Nigeria 26 May 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Fantsuam Foundation works on empowering community members, particularly women, to find means of employment and income to meet their own development needs using ICTs.

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