Tech and Equality

The Role of the ICT Sector in Empowering Egyptian Women

April 22, 2024

This paper explores Egypt’s ICT sector’s potential to economically empower Egyptian women. It focuses on how the sector can create more employment opportunities for women. Additionally, the paper discusses the potential of the ICT sector to socially empower women, which can further contribute to narrowing the gender gap.

Bridging the Gender Gap in Education through Digital Technologies

January 29, 2024

This paper aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of the role digital technologies play in bridging the gender gap in education. It begins by analyzing the limitations of conventional methods in addressing this issue. Subsequently, it explores how digital technologies empower girls and women to exercise their right to education.

IoT and the Intersections of Gender and Technology

November 20, 2023

This paper seeks to present a reading of the intersections between IoT and gender. The paper also focuses on both the new threats introduced by IoT on the right to privacy for women and girls and the dangers related to the widening of violence, abuse, and harassment targeting women and girls.

How Video Games Reinforce Gender Stereotypes

October 17, 2023

This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the intersection of gender with video games. The paper also highlights the need to address many of the negative aspects that are still prevalent in both the video games industry and the content it provides, as well as in the gamers community and the sexism and misogyny prevalent in it.

Crossing the Gender Gap in the Cybersecurity Industry

August 14, 2023

This paper argues that gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry, especially the inclusion of more women in its workforce, is necessary for its development to confront the growing cybersecurity threats effectively. To this end, the paper first discusses the current situation of the cybersecurity industry in light of the wide gender gap in it. It then highlights the importance of gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry and proceeds to discuss ways to address the gender gap in this industry. The paper reviews the role that women play in the cybersecurity industry despite their minimal representation in it. Finally, the paper looks ahead to future trends in gender diversity in the cybersecurity industry.

Health Technology and Women’s Right to Health Care

July 25, 2023

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the potential uses of information and communication technologies in delivering better healthcare services for women. It begins by briefly presenting the reasons why many women are deprived of adequate healthcare services. It then provides an overview of how information and communication technologies qualify to play a significant role in improving women’s opportunities to access suitable healthcare services that meet their diverse needs and ensure sufficient quality.

Impact of E-marketing Gender Policies on Shaping Gender Expressions on the Internet

June 19, 2023

This paper discussed the relationship of electronic marketing to the gender gap and gender discrimination against women. First, the justifications for the great importance of e-marketing and its great role in shaping the image of the Internet and the experience of its users were presented. Secondly, this paper dealt with gender marketing policies. In particular, it focused on the extent to which these policies relate to traditional gender stereotypes that only recognize two gender identities.

Deep Fake: A New Weapon Targeting Women

May 15, 2023

This paper attempts to provide a definition of what deepfake is and the technological basis that allowed its development to its current forms and which still presents great opportunities for the further development of this phenomenon. The paper sheds light on the almost exclusive targeting of deepfake technologies in its pornographic aspect of women rather than men. It also exposes the development of the size and nature of targeting in recent years. The paper tries to clarify the extremely dangerous effects of the false content on the life and safety of its victims, with a focus on the psychological effects.

Constructing Gender Identities Online

March 20, 2023

This paper depends on scientific evidence to argue that given that Cyberspace can be proven to be a social space, it can be safely assumed that it impacts the constitution of gender identities of people interacting with each other within it. It also depends on empirical evidence from previous research that studied gender practices online, especially later research focusing on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.