Rebecca July 15, 2023 No Comments

NETWOMAN:Policy and safer internet spaces for women

In Tanzania, even as access to internet has brought changes to the lives of people, there is still a lot to be done to get everyone connected and at the same time ensuring good policies to lay the ground for a safer internet. Rebecca explores legal options to the non consensual sharing of intimate images […]

Rebecca June 15, 2023 No Comments

Gender perspectives from FIFA18

Since 2014, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), a Ugandan-based think tank has been convening the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica)(link is external) in collaboration with other partners. This year, in collaboration with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MWFA), participants from different parts of the continent and beyond […]

Rebecca October 4, 2022 No Comments

Does Technology have a gender?

Have you ever wondered if technology has a gender? And if it does, is it female or male? We can refer to technology being genderless, but often favors one gender over another. Women are often left behind even though many technologies are given feminine names like Alexa and others, does this have any effect on […]

Rebecca October 1, 2022 No Comments

And I am Rebecca Ryakitimbo

My name is Rebecca Ryakitimbo, many people find it difficult to pronounce and write my last name as it is a name in the original language of the Zanaki. I was born in the village of Nyamuswa in the Musoma region and then grew up in the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania. I enrolled […]