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“Staying Connected: Egyptian Women Use Social Media to Combat Gender Inequality, Violence” @humanrights1st #hwtw

This blog post from Human Rights First describes how women in Egypt are taking control of their futures by harnessing social media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile apps.

Staying Connected: Egyptian Women Use Social Media to Combat Gender Inequality, Violence

8-17-2011

By Alison Searle
Administrative Assistant for Advocacy

 
A new generation of Egyptian women is speaking up to address long-standing gender and equality issues. Since the fall of President Mubarak, sexual harassment cases have become more public as women’s political participation becomes increasingly widespread. Campaigners stress the need for Egyptian women to unite as they face some of the worst treatment in the world…  According to the World Economic Reform’s Global Gender Gap Index, Egypt has ranked in the bottom 10 for the past 5 years…
 
In an effort to combat the rise in gender inequality and violence, women are using social media—a regional catalyst in the fight for democracy—as an advocacy and awareness tool. HarassMap is a website that allows women to report sexual harassment via email, text or Twitter to track where assaults are taking place throughout the country. Facebook and other media websites continue to promote dialogue about women’s issues with on-the-ground updates. The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights produces blogs in English and Arabic in an attempt to bridge the movement’s generation gap and appeal to a more international constituency.

Read the full article: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/08/17/staying-connected-egyptian-women-use-social-media-to-combat-gender-iequality-violence/

August 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

HWHTW’s Top 5 Twitter Favorites! @CTurlington @WFPG @UN_Women @VitalVoices @gaylelemmon

HWHTW is relatively new to Twitter, but totally hooked on its great coverage of women’s issues.  Here are a few favorite tweeters:

@CTurlington – supermodel-turned-maternal health care advocate Christy Turlington Burns (see: Video: Christy Turlington Burns on why Every Mother Counts)  

@WFPG – Women’s Foreign Policy Group (see: Event: “Women’s Political Participation In The Middle East: The Changing Political Landscape”)

@UN_Women – UN Women (see: The UN Gets It Together for Women)

@VitalVoices – women’s empowerment NGO Vital Voices (see: State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia)

@gaylelemmon – author and activist Gayle Lemmon (see: Greg Mortenson Interviews Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Amazon)

And, of course, don’t forget @HWHTW!

Who would you add to the list?

July 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

#DTDW: Live on Twitter

For even more updates from the Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference, check out my Twitter feed!  Search for handle @hwhtw or click here: http://twitter.com/#!/hwhtw

June 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Women Take Control by Taking the Wheel in Saudi Arabia

Today is “I will drive the car myself day” in Saudi Arabia.  It’s the only country in the world where women are not permitted to drive, and Saudi women are speaking out, using Facebook and Twitter to encourage each other to get behind the wheel on June 17. 

This article reports: “My driver takes me someplace, and then my husband picks me up and drives me home,” said one young woman who asked not be named. “I just want, for a few minutes, to be able to go somewhere that no one knows where I am. Men don’t want you to have that freedom. You can go somewhere and they don’t know where you are? It’s their worst nightmare.”

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/110615/saudi-womens-rights-driving-rights?page=full

To visit the movement’s Facebook page, search for “I will drive my car in my country”.

To see tweets about “I will drive the car myself day”, search for hashtag #women2drive or click here.

June 17, 2011 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

HWHTW launches on Twitter!

You can now get the latest news from HWHTW in 140 characters or less!  Follow @hwhtw on Twitter for live event updates and more.

Most recent tweets:

 

 @HWHTW RT @gaylelemmon “Is African growth slowed bcz #women can’t get biz financing?” http://t.co/RYO6bVB
1 minute ago via web
 
 @HWHTW RT @WomenforWomen  is 18 years old! Congrats and thanks to all the supporters who have made it possible and supported us for all these years!

 
@HWHTW stay tuned for live updates from the Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference, June 20-21! #dtdw
 
3 minutes ago via web  
 
 
 

 
 

June 15, 2011 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Be the Change: Share HWHTW!

If you enjoy HWHTW’s take on women’s empowerment, it’s easy to share with friends. 

– Click on the post headline (for example: “Be the Change: Share HWHTW!” for “smart buttons” to print, e-mail, or share on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and/or WordPress.

– Click “Sign me up!” to have new posts sent straight to your e-mail inbox. 

– Visit HWHTW on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/hwhtw.  And don’t forget to click “like” to see HWHTW updates in your news feed!

– Coming this summer: HWHTW on Twitter!

May 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

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