IGF 2017 WS #212
Navigating gender and youth challenges: telling stories about women, technology and creation

Short Title
Telling stories about youth and gender
Proposer's Name: Ms. Bruna Santos

Proposer's Organization: GenderYouth/Youth Observatory

Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Louise Marie Hurel

Co-Proposer's Organization: Gender Youth/Youth Observatory


Ms Angelica, CONTRERAS, Civil Society, Youth Observatory Ms Evelyn, NAMARA, Civil Society, Africa Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS)

Additional Speakers

Mariel Garcia-Montes is a graduate student and research assistant at the Center of Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center. She is pondering the questions she asked herself (without the chances to formally explore) throughout her work in tech capacity building in civil society in Mexico and Latin America – especially those around youth, media, civic/moral education and digital literacies. Previously, she worked for UNICEF (HQ), SocialTIC (Mexico), and has been involved in over 100 tech for change projects in the last decade.


1.  Onsite moderator will introduce the speakers (10 min)
2. Speakers will share their stories and experiences on how women deal with the Internet, challenges faced, and the barriers encountered by them working on the ICT field (30 min) 
3. Onsite moderator will break-out the audience into 6 discussion groups (5 min)
4. Group discussion on the theme facilitated by the responsible speaker (30 min) 
5. Resume of group discussion and final toughts (15 min).