Arab Women Techies: A Supportive Report

The first article that I decided to dig deeper into was a previous post from wordpress: https://ycczouk.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/arab-women-technologists-start-rewiring-the-world-in-zouk-mikael/

 

This article explains the agenda of the techies in countries and areas including Lebanon. It attempts to bring media attention and larger understanding in the role of feminist/activist techies and their efforts in bringing political issues to the forefront. In particular, the interview of Abir Ghattas and HarassMap/HarassTracker websites underline the idea of political awareness in highly unrepresented areas. In other words, Ghattas attempts to explain her own roles in challenging harassment, as well as discuss important issues that surround Lebanese dissent. Particularly, this website article allows readers and researches to further understand the backbone agendas that surround these political movements. In addition, this article provides many useful hyperlinks that allow researches to continue their own expedition in learning more about Arab Women Techies and the Techie Participants who engage in these Middle Eastern social politics.

 

Another article that I looked further into was the following: http://www.firstpost.com/world/what-modis-selfie-with-the-women-techies-of-riyadh-says-about-his-relationship-with-the-oil-rich-kingdom-2715412.html

 

As explained into further detail in the article, the writer discusses the relationship between India and Pakistan. Through further examination, the article digs deeper into issues that surround the invalid differences between women and men in counties like Saudi Arabia; although these countries have constantly attempted to define religion amongst politics, there is a consistent theme of patriarchy in their social structure. The article, as a result, brings these issues to the forefront and reports on the various movements (and in this case, by women techies) who have challenged these patriarchies in an attempt towards unifying and equitizing gender differences. In fact, the article digs deeper into more problematic issues surrounding control and facilitation, especially Modi. This allows researchers to understand the important roles of foreign politicians that come into play in regards to gender diversity. What struck me the most interesting was that a chart at the end describes multiple sectors and activities that women are not allowed to partake in Saudi Arabia; by doing so, social complications are highlighted and challenged.

 

Last but not least, I looked further into the following: https://www.omidyar.com/news/omidyar-network-supports-convening-arab-techies-network

 

Similar to the first article, this author also discussed the multiple events that surround a Arab Women Techie convention/meeting. This article allows to bring further awareness in activities that are constantly surrounding the Arab Women Techie agenda. This article underlines the amount of attention and discussion surrounding Cairo and the political injustices that occur. In fact, this ties into the interview with Ahir Ghattas, who discusses the severe complications that women face in cities like Cairo; this also supports Harassmap’s objective in quantifying and visualizing reports made in terms of harassment cases in the Middle East. As a result, researchers become increasingly aware of problematic issues that focus on publicity and public attention. This article also discusses the Arab Techies Network in an effort to bring their work and future plans into the spotlight. Consequently, readers are encouraged to engage further in their future agenda and help contribute towards a unifying/equitable future in women rights

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