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Projects 2017-03-16T12:47:52+00:00

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Information and communications technology (ICT) has the potential to make organisations more effective, to reach more people and to help achieve organizational goals. ICT can also increase your organisation’s workload, and create blockages in your work, where there is a skills deficit.

WomensNet creates needs-based training courses for women’s NGO’s on using technology more effectively. The training focuses on strategic use of technology to meet the direct needs of women. We conduct training on producing audio files for community radio and the internet, creating digital stories, on using the internet and email effectively, on advocacy and lobbying online and other tailor made courses.

Digital Stories for Transformation

WomensNet has used digital media since its inception in 1998 to amplify women’s voices and share information and knowledge. We are committed to challenging traditional approaches of developing media which appropriates women’s voices, misrepresents us, and disempowers us, our approach to digital stories is one of empowerment, of women’s control over their voices and stories, and respectful of process and product. In the process of making digital stories the importance of women’s control and empowered use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) tools is emphasized.

Social Media Training

Social Media Training for Girls and Women.

In partnership with The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services as well as WeCan24, a Media24 initiative the Girls’ Net Mobi Site project has taken off. The project equips young females with the necessary tools and skills to harness the power of social media via various ICTs. Workshops provide women with knowledge about safety online, using social media for campaigns and causes, tips on web based article writing and how to spread positive change online through social media platforms.

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ICT Training for Organisation

This WomensNet initiative is aims to develop women’s capacity to use Information and communication Technologies for on-line social activism. It aims to be a platform for women’s voices and facilitate the dissemination of information WomensNet- Is a joint project of SANGONeT2 and the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE)3.
It has been designed to enable South African women to capitalise on the enormous potential for advancing women’s struggles presented by the www and information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

The project is designed to help women’s organisations to meet each other, find people, discuss issues, share resources and sharpen their tools for social activism.
WomensNet aims to achieve this by making technology accessible to women, particularly those who have been historically disadvantaged, providing responsive gender-sensitive training and support.
By creating strategic links between projects and organisations working around women’s issues, it aims to be a platform for women’s voices and facilitate the dissemination of information in formats that are accessible to women who are not directly linked to the Internet.

Everyone—from ordinary citizens to governments, businesses, and charities—has a role to play. Unlock the power of South African women today

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On behalf of our Organisation I would like to thank WomensNet for making it possible for us to attend the Feminist Tech Exchange Workshop. This was a life changing experience and one that I hold dear to my heart.

Sally, Lebo, Eva and Lerato

I used to think that ICTs/IT was just about computers and stuff, I never thought that you can use it to make a difference emotionally, physically and mentally and this workshop was a wake-up call for me

Berenice Jacobs

ICTs are powerful in giving voice to victims of VAW, for advocacy and for healing. It can not only spread messages but the realities and experiences of survivors.

Trainee
Before the training I did not know that something like VAW, which is so emotional, could be influenced by something so non-emotional like technology
Trainee

Take Back the Tech

Because high numbers of women face violence from a variety of sources, it helps if as many of us as possible know how to respond. Take Back the Tech, has put together fact sheets on talking to survivors, storing data and dealing with privacy and anonymity.

While these resources are for anyone, there are special sections for law enforcement, victim/survivor service providers, schools and universities, and the private sector, including both intermediaries (ISPs and platforms) and employers. Whether you are responding to the needs of a client, employee, colleague, student or friend, Take Back The Tech women and girls the toos to progamme is .

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