International Journalism Festival - Perugia

From Gender and Tech Resources

Category Gender and Tech
Start 2016/04/06
End 2016/04/10
Hours 1
Scale World level for international activities
Geolocalization 43° 6' 38", 12° 23' 27"
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Target audience Journalists and students
Number of participants 15
Context and motivations One session on gender and technology, presenting the GTI project and its outcomes within the hackers’ corner that was organized by TTC on the international journalist festival.

The speech was concentrating on the context that

A global trend of using ICT for harassing and shutting down women voices and opinions is constantly happening, while women are struggling to stay vocal. The GTI project apart from networking, sharing and learning has the main goal to build capacity within the sector (NGO, journalists) and provide practical solutions and advice to women who use the internet intensively to carry out their activities.

The Gender and Tech institute happened in Germany collecting more than 80 women from around the world with the goal to share and build capacities regarding privacy and digital security. This was the kick off moment and with all the success that it got the GTI is deepening and now building more institutes with local backgrounds. In a multi-faceted approach the project has directly strengthened people's capacities to firstly improve their own response to restrictions to freedom of expression and freedom of opinion and secondly enable them to improve the capacity within their own communities.

Topics GTI, Security, Gender, gender vs tech
Media [[File:]]
Methodologies Presentation of one speaker – 40 minutes

Q&A from the audience -20 minutes

Resources The GTI report
Feelings Mixed, I have the impression that on big festivals the audience is not too interested for subjects connected to gender. So we had very low number of people to the session. However, it was nice to see that the people that were present on the session were very interested.
Start Using very very simple examples if the crowd is not much into the gender issue
Stop Making long presentations even if there is more time, especially not when the crowd is not much into gender issues
Keep Asking questions even if there is no answer