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GENDER AND ACCESS AT INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

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A brief overview of Gender and Access Themes during the 12th Internet Governance Forum at the United Nations of Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 December 2017.
“Inequality is culturally rooted and to solve it online, we have to solve it offline…” Hadassah Louis, Founder of SAFIGI Outreach Foundation and President of Digital Grassroots, said during the Day 0 conference at the CICG in Geneva during the session on Creating a World of Inclusion in Social and Economic Opportunities for Women from Developing Countries hosted by TechWomen.Asia.



The 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place at the United Nations of Geneva (UNOG) on December 18 to 21st, 2017. The IGF is an open and inclusive forum to promote multi-stakeholder dialogue in Internet Governance. 
IGF serves as an extra-budgetary project under the United Nations under the Secretary General and was conceptualized after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) 2003. The first IGF forum took place in 2006, Athens.

FEMALE PART…

Evelyn from Kenya: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

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By Duke Sangara

This is the story of Evelyn for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Duke Sangara via UN Online Volunteers.



This is Evelyn, she is 28 years old. She is a social worker and volunteer in one of the local university in Kisii town, Nyanza province- Kenya.

Evelyn likes her family so much, for her family and community wellness comes first.

Every day she wakes up early in the morning, to prepare her daughter for school and herself to for work.

The young lady is ambitious that one day all her dreams and aspirations will be fulfilled to a level of self sustainability. But currently for what she has, she offers it back to society.

As most other women in her society, house chores are a priority since she understands that cleanliness is next to godliness.



As soon as she finishes washing clothes, she sweeps the compound and winds up on other house- based activities.

Evelyn is also an active campaigner against Female Genital mutilation and Gender based violence.

She prepares herself to head…

Clarissa from Brazil: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

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By Clarissa Biscainho


This is the story of Clarissa Biscainho for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.



This is Clarissa. She is a versatile girl.


She is a Chemical Engineer and during the weekend, she works on research, which she is very proud of.



She also volunteers in a hospital, reading for kids.


She likes to exchange knowledge and experience with new people.


Travelling is one of her hobbies.

She also loves being with her friends and family.

And going out with her boyfriend. 



But mostly, Clarissa likes to try new experiences.




ABOUT EDAG
The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.
SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of…

Harim from Korea: Everyday A Girl

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By Harim Lee


This is the story of Harim Lee for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.
My name is Harim LEE and I am 20 years old and from South Korea.


I’m really interested in women rights or other social problems regarding the minority. For this reason, I am in Yonsei Women Student Council and working for the rights for minor people such as the disabled, the sexual minority, sexual violation, etc. Today the council holds a seminar watching movie related with the issue of gender and sexuality.




After the movie seminar, the council carries out a meeting.



Finishing the all tasks, I’m waiting for the bus to go to my home.




For my school is very far from my hometown, I’m living with my university friend in Seoul. She and I talk with together everyday and share some concerns or daily events.  







ABOUT EDAG
The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the…

Alice from Brazil: Everyday A Girl

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By Alana. R

This is the story of Alice for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Alana. R via UN Online Volunteers.





This is Alice, she is 25 years old. She is from Brazil and lives in Sao Paulo.



Currently, Alice is unemployed. So, she usually starts her day checking her email and social media, trying to make plans for the future. She is never away from her phone.




Alice lives with her parents and her grandmother, Liti, who is 80 years old.  Her grandmother raised Alice and her brothers. She stills is a very active woman and is always giving Alice wise advice.




Alice has been learning how to ride a bike. At least twice a week her brother takes her to the park to teach. Alice also likes to run. Being in the park makes Alice relax and think about life.





That’s Alice best friend Amanda who practices Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts). She has been trying to convince Alice to practice too - without success so far. But Alice always go to Capoeira events to motivate her friend.




Alice loves to cook. M…

Sreetama from India: Everyday A Girl

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By Sreetama Sen


This is the story of Mrs. Tanuja Ramanathan for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Sreetama Sen via UN Online Volunteers.

Mrs. Tanuja Ramanathan is 53 years old and has been residing in Mumbai, Maharashtra for the last 12 years with her family. She is a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Durgapur, West Bengal. 
She can speak fluently in English, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali and additionally can converse in Telugu and Malayalam. She loves to read, cook and feed amazing food to her friends and family. She is one of the most vibrant and multifaceted homemakers one can ever come across and here is an illustration of a day in her life which is commonly uncommon.



She begins her day at 5:30 am with the newspaper and filter coffee.



After breakfast when her family members have left for their respective offices, she gives tuitions to school kids from her neighbourhood.



Once the kids leave for their schools, she rides her scooter to either go to the market, bank or run errands of the house.…