Volume 26, Issue 2| July 2018


Picture attribution: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

The digital revolution is transforming how human beings live, work, and relate to each another. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have vast potential to communicate, gain access to information and services, and catalyse collective action for social justice.

But there is also the risk this revolution will fail to challenge stark inequalities in terms of who benefits and whose voice is heard. And technologies can be used by those who seek to challenge rights as well as realise them. In this issue, Gender & Development focuses on ICTs from the perspective of gender justice, and shares feminist experiences of using digital to advance women's rights.

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Below, you can find free access to the Introduction, three articles, and the Resources and Book Reviews sections of the issue.

For free access to all of the articles, visit the Oxfam Policy & Practice publications section.



'Now I want to use it to learn more': using mobile phones to further the educational rights of the girl child in Kenya
Ronda Zelezny-Green

Youth and ICTs in a 'new' India: exploring changing gendered online relationships among young urban men and women
Shannon Philip

Potential for social media to challenge gender-based violence in India: a quantitative analysis of Twitter use
Tilly A. Gurman, Catherine Nichols and Elyssa S. Greenberg

Using digital technology to engage and mobilise young people to end violence in intimate relationships: lessons from Bolivia
Sandrine Muir-Bouchard


Here you can find additional materials related to the issue. These are compiled by Liz Cooke

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Book Reviews

Edited by Liz Cooke

Gender and Risk Taking: Economics, Evidence and Why the Answer Matters by Julie A. Nelson. Reviewed by Diane Perrons

Happy Abortions: Our Bodies in the Era of Choice by Erica Millar. Reviewed by Jane Cottingham

Gender, Conflict, Peace, and UNSC Resolution 1325 edited by Seema Shekhawat. Reviewed by Sarah Douglas

Sex and Secularism by Joan Wallach Scott. Reviewed by Anne Marie Goetz