Resource Spotlight Monday - Exploring Resources on the Gendered Dynamics of Cybersecurity

Gender Unit UNOCT
Gender Unit UNOCT • 15 April 2024
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“Resource Spotlight Monday”: Today, the Gender and Identity Factors Platform (GIFP) features five resources that underline the gender dimensions within cyber security and new technologies. 

The resources touch upon several important aspects. First, they remind readers that technology is gendered, which means that the ways in which technologies are either developed and/or used reflect specific gendered roles, expectations and stereotypes sometimes resulting in gendered harm. Second, they show how gender perspectives and analysis are important for understanding cybersecurity generally, for identifying specific gender-based harms online and offline, and for addressing women’s participation. Third, they demonstrate how gender-based violence online can feed offline violence. Fourth, they look at how violent extremist and terrorist groups exploit technology to radicalize and recruit men and women. These resources include: 

Visit the links above from the Resource Library to read more! You can find more resources by selecting “Cybersecurity and New Technologies” as a research theme. Please feel welcome to comment any thoughts or questions you might have.  

Remember you can explore additional human rights-based resources via GIFP Resource Library. The library spans a multitude of thematic areas of focus across the nexus of gender CT/PCVE, outlining some of the key concepts critical to understanding gender dynamics within terrorism and violent extremism, as well as the programmes and policies that seek to counter and prevent them. All resources are publicly accessible!