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Gender_Tech is a two-day event that brings together feminists, techies, civil society + creatives from across the Middle East and North Africa region. Gender_Tech is organised by Oxfam, SMEX and the Knowledge Workshop and it will take place on the 24th and 25th of November 2017 in Antwork, Beirut, Lebanon.

Gender_Tech aims at:

  • contributing to the global discussion on the intersections of gender and technology
  • creating the space for skills sharing and knowledge generation
  • co-creating solutions to end online and offline violence against women and girls

Registration is open now! Other details, panels, speakers and other information will be published soon. If you have an idea or would like to have a word with us, please get in touch!

Speakers

Afef Abrougui

Afef Abrougui

Afef Abrougui is an editor and researcher covering human rights in the Arab region, with a focus on free speech and privacy rights. Afef holds a media studies MA from the University of Amsterdam and she is currently the MENA region advox editor at Global Voices. Read more

Ahmed Kheir

Ahmed Kheir

Ahmed Kheir is co-founder and executive director of Support for Information Technology Center (SITC), an independent Egyptian civil society organization which working since 2006 through research, advocacy and litigation to promote and defend rights to knowledge, access to information, digital rights, privacy and media independence.

Diala Haidar

Diala Haidar

Diala Haidar is a political activist and a feminist who has been consistently active since 2003 in various civil society initiatives and campaigns. She either co-founded or was an active member of a number of campaigns related to the right to civil marriage, removing sect from civil registry, and women’s equal rights.

Esraa Fehead

Esraa Fehead

Esraa has been an activist since 2005. She’s a member of the Regional Coalition of Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa; the executive director of Horiya for democracy and human rights. She is also a digital security trainer. She says: ”the January Revolution will remain the best and the most noble work I’ve ever done.”

Farah Barqawi

Farah Barqawi

A women’s rights activist, writer, and translator from Palestine. She was born in the Palestinian Yarmuk camp in Syria and currently resides in Cairo. She has also lived in Gaza, Dubai, Beirut, and Chicago. She works in writing, translation and in Arabic editing. With her colleagues, she co-founded the “Uprising of Women in the Arab World” initiative in 2011.

Farah Kobaissy

Farah Kobaissy

Farah is the Gender and Advocacy Manager at Oxfam’s MENA Regional Gender Justice Programme. Over the last 10 years, she has been closely involved in various gender justice campaigns tackling issues of women’s political representation, gender-based violence, social justice and union representation in Lebanon

Feryel Charfeddine

Feryel Charfeddine

Feryel is a feminist activist and gender/non-violence Tunisian expert. She was the first woman to become a board member of the students’ union in 2009. She was jailed and survived state violence under Ben Ali, the Troika and Beji regime. Following the Tunisian Revolution, she became a human rights’ activist with great sensitivity to gender justice issues. She is a non-violence trainer, peace builder and a coacher for survivors of gender-based violence.

Hadeel Buqrais

Hadeel Buqrais

Hadeel is a writer and author of a plays and short films, a photographer specialised in human rights. And she is a founding member and trainer at the Kuwait Institute for Human Rights. Member of Kuwait Watch Organization in addition to being a member of Front Line Defender. Read more

Lara Bitar

Lara Bitar

Lara Bitar is the editorial director and lead researcher at SMEX. She is working to position the organization as an authoritative source and producer of knowledge on the digital sphere in the MENA region. Lara is also co-developing the nascent hub for digital freedoms and open culture, Masaha. Committed to media justice and specializing in grassroots movements, structural violence, as well as mass surveillance and privacy, her experience as editor, producer, and translator in print, digital, and broadcast journalism spans a decade.

Nadine Moawad

Nadine Moawad

Nadine works on questions of gender, sex, and technology with the Association for Progressive Communications. She engages women and queer people in internet governance. She also runs trainings on digital security and feminist principles of the internet.

Sara Abou Ghazal

Sara Abou Ghazal

Sara Abu Ghazal is the Regional Coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the Co-Director of the Knowledge Workshop, a feminist organization. Sara is active around issues of migration, human rights, feminism, and technology. Have co-founded Sawt Al Niswa, a feminist collective.

Ramy Raoof

Ramy Raoof

Ramy is a technologist, privacy and security researcher. He interacts with a wide spectrum ranging from NGOs, journalists, lawyers, politicians, and artists on the intersection of tech and social causes, mainly on privacy and security, by devoting his skills as a techie and passion for free/open culture. Read more

Ranwa Yehia

Ranwa Yehia

Ranwa Yehia is the co-founder of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation, which has been organising youths camps since 2007 in Egypt, Tunis and Lebanon. The focus of her work revolves around mobilising diverse networks to create and develop open knowledge production in Arabic at the Arab Digital Expression Foundation. Read more

Reem Al Masri

Reem Al Masri

Reem Al Masri is a journalist and a researcher at 7iber, the Jordan-based magazine, specializing in topics of digital security and the political economy of communications.

Rula Asad

Rula Asad

Rula Asad is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN). She was born in 1983 in Damascus and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Damascus. She is a freelance journalist and reporter on women and human rights, as well as culture and civil society’s issues from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Read more

Tara Tarakiyye

Tara Tarakiyye

Tara Tarakiyye is a program manager at the Open Technology Fund (OTF), working on supporting Internet freedom projects that empower citizens to communicate and access information without fear of repressive censorship or surveillance.

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