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Tag Archive | "Technology"

Cyberfeminism

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Iran Dokht / By Pari Esfandiari The Internet purportedly marks the millennial world of democracy and equality, where nationality, race, class and gender differences can finally be cast aside. Yet, over the years, it seems as though white, First World men have had the lion’s share of the global Internet pie.

Islam On The Internet

Saturday, March 23, 2002

NPR “All Things Considered” / By Davar Ardalan / Listen For many Muslim women, the Internet has become a safe portal where traditional notions of the ideal Muslim woman can be tested, expanded, and re-created. Through online discussions and bulletin boards, Afkhami said women “learn from each other… so communication is a consciousness-raising vehicle.”

Bold and Creative

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

“We must be bold and creative, our feet firmly grounded in the realities that surround us, but our gaze aimed at the lofty possibilities that our advancements in science and technology promise and that our growth as a global society is only beginning to comprehend.” – Toward A Compassionate Society

Harnessing Technology to Advance Women’s Human Rights

Thursday, February 1, 2001

In Raising Our Voices / The Global Fund for Women We are now in the midst of a communications revolution that is changing the nature of power. Information technology has made communicating globally as easy as conversing locally, forcing governments and companies to further reorient themselves to the requirements of global competition. Nation states are being squeezed between the demands of global competition and the social needs of local populations. Globalization has already widened the gap separating the haves and have-nots everywhere. Unless we harness the evolving technology, the future, potentially bright, will descend darkly, without our knowledge, input, or permission. What we must do is harness technology's powers for our own uses.

Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Knowledge Divides

Thursday, June 1, 2000

New York University’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies Technology and information are wealth and power. Women must gain equal access to technology and information, and become cultural producers themselves. Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami of WLP, Sociologist Alia Arasoughly, Noeleen Heyzer of UNIFEM, and Najat Rochdi of the Morocco Internet Society.

About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more

Quotables – Technology

"[Modern information technology] has the potential to empower women in ways unprecedented in the social and cultural evolution of human history" - Making IT Our Own: Introduction

"The new information technology, indifferent to human suffering, does not accommodate humane needs unless we harness it and make it do so." Leading To Choices

"We must be bold and creative, our feet firmly grounded in the realities that surround us, but our gaze aimed at the lofty possibilities that our advancements in science and technology promise and that our growth as a global society is only beginning to comprehend." - Toward A Compassionate Society

“International movement building in the 21st century and involvement of youth in advocacy will be made possible largely through technology" - Engendering IT Tools