Grassroots gender activism in underprivileged areas: building education and awareness and fostering actions

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Grassroots gender activism in underprivileged areas: building education and awareness and fostering actions
Presenter(s) Renata Aquino Ribeiro, Bruna Santos
Organization(s) E. I. Research, Youth Observatory
Project(s) Collaborative works on gender activism
Country(ies) Brazil
Social media @renataaquino #GrassrootsGender
2017 theme Regions & Groups

This session in inspired by past proposals/presentations at IGF2016 BPF Gender and Access and aims to discuss problems related to on online violence against women and genderfluid internet users all over the world. A discussion about young women and the internet. In this workshop we aim to teach best practices in defending against cyberattacks. We will also use the concepts of online protection and privacy on desktop and mobile apps. Techniques used as phishing, malware and how to guard against them will also be established. Having in mind also women and LGBTQ living in developing countries we will talk about what to do when there are no gender activism movements in their regions. This work stems from actual on-the-field experience in training in gender and technology issues done in regional events such as Brazil IGF and LAC IGF with participants from Fortaleza, Natal, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo (Brasil), Mexico, Costa Rica and others. All knowledge acquired in these opportunities will be shared and rebuilt with participants.

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9mar thu 17:00-18:00

Visual Room


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Format Conversation
Target Groups Journalists, Software Developers, Security Trainers, Designers, Usability, Advocacy/Policy Professional, Communications Professionals, Academia, Front Line Activists
Length 1 Hour
Skill Level Novice
Language English

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The Hackspace for women* we were talking about, heart of code:

(Thanks for the contributors to this session <3)

Preventing doxing and VAW online - IGF workshop 2016 -

Regional participation in Brazil - Growing initiatives - IGF workshop 2016 -

Young Latin American Women -