How could Data help Social Justice? Moving beyond Data Governance in Africa and Latin America.

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) organized a Side Session on May 6th, 2022 during the Online Global Digital Development Forum (GDDF) 2022 to share perspectives on the interaction of data and social justice, informed by the data justice research conducted in Bolivia, Cameroon and Uganda by Internet Bolivia Foundation, AfroLeadership, and WOUGNET respectively with financial support from the Alan Turing Institute […]

Advancing Gender Equality through Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015 has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with Goal 5 being gender equality. Africa and the rest of the world are targeting to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. According to the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues […]

WhatsApp and its Encryption Chat Backup on the Cloud: Secure Messaging Applications

My experience and that of the participants during the digital security training raises questions on how secure messaging applications are, majorly on day four where we discussed secure communications, understanding examples of chat applications and the safety functionalities such as that of WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, and others and identified which ones were safe and not […]

The Dangers in Digital Security that the Majority Have Chosen to Overlook

WOUGNET is a non-governmental organization that promotes and supports the use of ICTs by women and women organizations in Uganda so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development.  Over the last decades, there has been widespread use of the […]

The Significance of Digital Safety Training for Women in Uganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Violence against women both online and offline is a violation of human rights, with devastating physical and psychological impacts on both survivors and victims. As COVID-19 continues to rip the economies apart, it has also indirectly led to an exponential rise in the instances of online gender-based violence. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) introduced by […]

Digital Security, A Must-Have Skill for OGBV Extenuation

Gratefully appreciative of the partnership with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and Digital Human Rights Lab (DHRLab), I sincerely thank you for the opportunity and confidence exhibited in me while the one-week digital security training took the centre stage.  End-user training, which varies dramatically in scope and length, typically convenes some mix of human rights […]

The significance of Digital inclusion to Economic development

According to an article by R Bahrini 2019, it’s very apparent that access to a meaningful internet and technology has played an immense role in promoting and enhancing the social and economic growth of developing countries and has further facilitated their inclusion into the global economy. Access to the internet and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) has […]

Gender Gaps in Agricultural Productivity in Uganda: The Causes and Solutions

The agricultural sector remains critical to the local and regional economies across Uganda. Being the basis for food security and an important source of employment, particularly for women. Yet, studies consistently find that female farmers have lower rates of agricultural productivity than male farmers. Based on original research conducted by UN women in countries like Ethiopia, Malawi, […]

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) at RightsCon 2021

RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age brought to you by Access Now. This year (2021), the 10th Anniversary of RightsCon is happening from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021, bringing together business leaders, human rights defenders, government representatives, technologists, and journalists from around the world to […]

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