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Thursday, June 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Intersection of technology, internet, and sexuality across gender and minority rights in Uganda

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Technology as a tool and its attendant benefits such as internet offer different layers regarding the concept of inclusion or exclusion. Benefits accruing to individuals is not just a matter of blanket roll-out of initiatives that benefit everyone once such technology or infrastructure is deployed in a given community. The assumption that such deployment and its concomitant benefits is inclusive are flawed. Our society is dominated by a number of socio-cultural, political and environmental factors among others that inhibits exclusion because technology tools normally sits on a cultural context. Understanding the unique barriers within the context of our societies and how those barriers have negative implications on use of these services by women and girls, men and boys, minority right groups such as LGBQTI communities are imperative. Its on the basis of the unique barriers that several segments in societies experience in the use of internet technology and other digital modes of communication needs further interrogation. This session expect to explore, discuss, examine and interrogate the different dimensions to the concept of inclusion and or exclusion to identify constraints to meaningful access and use and devise or propose strategies to engage policy makers and actors.

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Moses Owiny

Program Manager - ICT Policy and Information, WOUGNET
Interested in Gender and ICT Policy, Online freedoms and Security

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Peace Oliver Amuge

Program Manager, Information Sharing & Networking, Women of Uganda Network ( WOUGNET)
Peace is a Communications/ Public Relations Practitioner with a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations Management and Masters of Arts in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies. She's been working on Gender and ICT policy advocacy, Research around women and ICT's, Project management... Read More →
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Daniel Kigonya

Executive Director, i freedom Uganda Network
Daniel Kigonya is the Executive Director for i freedom Uganda Network and until recently was the Secretary for Gender and disability at the ISOC-UG Executive Committee. He contributed towards the development of the feminist principals on the Net with the Association for Progressive... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm BST
Leptis (Laico)