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Thursday, September 4 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Crowdsourced Solutions to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide - Flash Session

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According to the 2013 “Women and the Web” report, on average across the developing world approximately 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet. To address the gender digital divide, World Pulse is conducting “WWW: Women Weave the Web,” a campaign to crowdsource solutions, models, and best practices on digital inclusion and empowerment directly from grassroots women leaders from across the developing world.

Through World Pulse’s growing web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the front lines of today’s most pressing issues. With a focus on grassroots women, our programs nurture community, provide media and empowerment training, and channel rising voices to influential forums. Previous World Pulse campaigns have generated powerful changes, from influencing the appointment of a US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes to delivering testimonies on gender-based violence to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Our proposed IGF session will present an analysis of the hundreds of testimonies we have received from across the globe. We will share recommendations on how key stakeholders should focus their efforts to support women’s full engagement in the information society. The session will generate a discussion and reflection with key ICT actors such as technology companies, international organizations, and governments on how grassroots women leaders’ recommendations can be made actionable within the Internet Governance framework.

Moderators
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Leana Mayzlina

Digital Action Campaigns Manager, World Pulse
Leana Mayzlina is the Digital Action Campaigns Manager for World Pulse, where she develops international initiatives aimed at crowdsourcing and delivering grassroots women leaders' testimonies and visions to decision-makers and influential forums. She is an international development professional, who has recently relocated back to the United States after 7 years working in Latin America for the non-profit, academic, and government sectors... Read More →

Speakers
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Tiffany Coulson

Tiffany Coulson is a third year Master of Library and Information Science candidate at the University of Washington.  Mrs. Coulson’s professional background includes over 10 years as an Assessment Director and Data Analyst in public education.  Her academic interests include digital divide, digital literacy, qualitative data analysis and knowledge management perspectives of on-line communities.
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Iffat Rose Gill

With over 10 years of experience as an activist, citizen journalist, social entrepreneur and digital media professional, Iffat Rose Gill has worked for the social empowerment of women and girls through many different initiatives. Currently focussing on the use of modern ICTs and digital literacy, she advises, consults, trains and inspires.   Iffat is one of the pioneers who advocated meaningful participation of youth at global forums... Read More →

Remote Moderators
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Iffat Rose Gill

With over 10 years of experience as an activist, citizen journalist, social entrepreneur and digital media professional, Iffat Rose Gill has worked for the social empowerment of women and girls through many different initiatives. Currently focussing on the use of modern ICTs and digital literacy, she advises, consults, trains and inspires.   Iffat is one of the pioneers who advocated meaningful participation of youth at global forums... Read More →


Thursday September 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 10 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 7 + 8)

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