Saturday, 12 November 2016
Recording of Virtual Meeting Room
A Trusted Internet Through the Eyes of Youth
Internet Society (ISOC)
Speakers / panellists
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Friday, 17 June 2016
To mark International Women's Day, photographers at Panos Pictures have teamed up with the Internet Society as part of the Shine the Light campaign to document women from 11 countries who are using technology to make things happen for their communities, families and themselves.
Here the women offer an insight into how they use technology to shape their lives.
Poornima Meegammana - Sri Lanka
Animator and film-maker and founder of Respect Girls on the net, which campaigns to protect women and girls from harassment online
"My mom is an ICT teacher and my dad is an IT professional, so I was in touch with technology from the day I was born. I got to know about the world before my peers and how women were making change and it empowered me to go pursue my dreams.
"I want to be a film director to talk about social issues, through film. That's my dream now.
"Next week, I have a shoot about bullying.
The Internet Governance Forum is happening in Sri Lanka, so we thought we'd do a short film at the same time. So it is about how a group of kids bully a girl through WhatsApp. It happens a lot here."a
Monday, 7 March 2016
"My mom is an ICT teacher and my dad is an IT professional, so I was in touch with technology from the day I was born. I got to know about the world before my peers and how women were making change and it empowered me to go pursue my dreams." - Poornima Meegammana Designer, filmmaker, and founder of Respect Girls on Internet Know a great woman working in tech? For #IWD2016, tag her and say why you want to #ShineTheLight on her work!
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