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Kirsten Bickford

Kirsten Bickford

Kirsten is Head of Business Engagement at Information Services, Oxfam GB. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked as a journalist working as a journalist and editor for ITN, the UN’s news service, the BBC and the International Herald Tribune.

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Tackling gender based violence in the digital age

Gender, General, ICT4D, Violence Against Women and Girls 0 Comments

In a world where the digital landscape is rapidly changing the way we access information, the extent to which technology can help or hinder those affected by gender based violence (GBV), is by no means black or white. Kirsten Bickford reports back from Lebanon where activists met last week to discuss the gendered dimensions of our digital age. The internet, …

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Empowering girls and women through ICTs

Gender, ICT4D, Innovation 0 Comments

Empowering girls and women through ICTs isn’t just a question of social justice, it’s also smart economics. Kirsten Bickford explains why. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are often cited as the essential backbone behind socio-economic growth. It’s the industry seen to embody the agility and innovation underpinning our future work force and driving improved outcomes for sustainable development. These are …