Ayesha Imam interview on information and communication technology (ICT) and activism (video, English)

Ayesha Imam interview on information and communication technology (ICT) and activism (video, English)

Resource Type
Topical Interview
Publication Year
English (US)




Ayesha Imam, then head of WLP Nigeria/BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights (BAOBAB), talks about specific ways that Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) facilitate better communication between other women's rights organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including those who do not have access to the Internet. She talks about how the Internet changed the way BAOBAB communicated with other member organizations of the international solidarity network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WUML), and how it has changed and facilitated campaigns to put pressure on signatory governments to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

This interview was conducted for a Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) produced documentary during Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim Societies, which was a symposium organized by WLP in collaboration with the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and New York University held on June 1st, 2000, with the purpose of providing a forum for women to discuss the evolving role of Information and communication technology (ICT) for the global women's movement and in the fight for social change.

Runtime: 00:14:20


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