Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Network Support Programme (APC WNSP) organised a Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) training that was held from the 4th to th 7th of November 2009 at the East African Centre for Open Source Software (EACOSS), Nakawa, Kampala.
The Feminist Tech eXcahange (FTX) training in Uganda was aimed at giving activists, service providers, women's rights advocates in the field of Violence Against Women (VAW), practical skills to employ the strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in ending VAW, as well as in addressing situations where ICTs are used as a tool for violence.
The focus of the FTX training was on building skills in digital story telling, social media tools for advocacy and mobile technologies for advocacy.
A total of 51 people applied and 34 applicants were short-listed following a call for applications to participate in the training. The participants came from various districts in Uganda such as; Kampala, Kabarole, Apac, Kabale, and Lira.
Trainers/Facilitators for the training were Ms Sally Jean S from APC WNSP, Ms Goretti Amuriat - the Senior Program Officer, Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy, Mr Ssozi Javie - the Intern for Technical Support, Ms Berna Ngolobe - the Advocacy Officer and Mr Milton Aineruhanga - the Senior Program Officer, Technical Support from WOUGNET.
Most participants appreciated WOUGNET and APC and noted that they had gained a lot of skills through the training and they would use the skills gained to train others in their activities. They described the training as well thought out, very interactive, practical, informative and participatory.
Agenda para la capacitación, presentaciones, anotaciones de las instructoras que han participado de los talleres ITF. Materiales para usar en la propia planificación de los talleres ITF.