YAWC is a partner in this international research project led by Dr. Pascal Lupien from the University of Alberta. It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant.

Access to technology is growing in Indigenous communities, but Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is dominated by Western and male design preferences. ICTs are not developed with Indigenous ways of knowing or the needs of marginalized women in mind.

The purpose of the project is to create an international partnership of individuals and institutions with expertise in ICTs, gender, communication, and Indigenous ways of knowing in order to support the efforts of Indigenous women’s civil society organizations to develop gender-responsive ICTs.

Read more on the project description and objectives.

Stay tuned for project updates!