The Mobile Data Revolution & Women

March 2nd - New York City - RSVP Now

Mobile technology offers a powerful gateway to knowledge and opportunity for women, providing them with new economic opportunitieslife-saving information, and a platform to share their voices. It helps address the global gender gap in literacy, employment, and advancement in STEM careers.

As more and more women access and use mobile, opportunities for them to be counted, to be heard and to shape their mobile experiences are growing. The data from mobile use offers unprecedented opportunities to understand patterns of adoption and use that can hyper-charge the good it can do.

At the same time, we are witnessing a growing and disturbing trend toward silencing women online through threats, identity theft, harassment, hate speech and violence. There is also increasing concern about privacy and data security. 

We need to work as a community to understand and address both the promise and perils of mobile technology for women and girls. 

Please RSVP now to join Vodafone Americas Foundation and Internews, in partnership with Technology Salon NYC, for a special evening discussion on the data revolution and its potential for women. We’ll discuss aspects such as: 

  • How can we increase women’s representation at all levels in the ‘data revolution’? 
  • What are the consequences for women of being included? 
  • How can we use data from women to create and support platforms, tools, and content that is tailored specifically to women's needs? 

This conversation among industry and social impact leaders on the social and economic implications of the mobile data revolution on women and communities around the world, will feature:

This evening event is free, but space is limited and you must RSVP now to attend.

The Mobile Data Revolution & Women
March 2nd, 2016
4:30 pm- 6 pm: Panel Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Reception
Hosted by Vodafone
560 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York City
RSVP is required for attendance


International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media & First GAMAG General Assembly


The Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG) is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through media.

The International Development Cooperation Meeting, that will precede the First GAMAG General Assembly will provide many useful indicators on the future direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.

Both events aim to provide a platform for dialogue, and to finally draw an International Development Cooperation Framework on Gender and Media.

International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media
7-8 December 2015, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The Meeting will open a new paradigm for all stakeholders to work together to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women in and through media and ICTs. It answers to the call for global partnerships as in the Millennium Development Goal, the proposed Sustainable Development Goal.

Carolyn Powers, Internews Program Officer for the President’s Office, will be a panelist at a round table - Actions taken to achieve Strategic Objective J of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: case studies and Global Framework and Action Plan - which is specifically concerned with women’s access and participation in media and technology and the reduction of stereotypical representation of women/men and boys/girls in the media. The round table takes place on December 7. Read more

First General Assembly of Global Alliance on Media and Gender
9-10 December 2015, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Two years after GAMAG’s formation, the First General Assembly will bring together representatives from over 800 member organisations and individuals. It takes place at a time when global partners are finalizing the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that will guide the development agenda for the next 15 years. Read more

Women's Voices, Powering Change

On October 21, 2015, Internews launched its five-year initiative to SUPPORT WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD TH
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Lisa Kassenaar from Bloomberg News shared with us how they have gained a competitive advantage by seeking out stories for, by and about women and by elevating women in newsrooms all over the world. Farieh Aziz, an Internet freedom activist from Pakistan, helped us understand how women are being stalked online and how this is giving the government fodder for censoring online speech. We showcased the work of heroic women journalists from Burma, Ukraine and South Sudan. And we were inspired.

All of this was part of the launch of a five year initiative, “Women’s Voices, Powering Change.” At the event, Internews President, Jeanne Bourgault, announced a goal to raise $500,000 for this initiative during this first year. Please consider donating so that we can achieve this goal and empower female journalists, emerging leaders and online activists all over the world who work in some of the most dangerous and challenging environments. 

Photos from the Event

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