Key Takeaways: The Lessons LACNIC Learned from AYITIC GOES GLOBAL

Carolina Caeiro LACNIC is committed to promoting the transformative role of the Internet as a tool for promoting social inclusion and economic development in our region. And this is precisely the goal of Ayitic Goes Global: to strengthen the role of the


United for Gender Equality

Conversations held during the LACNIC 31 event in Punta Cana led Carmen Denis (Mexico), Nathalia Sautchuk (Brazil), Paola Pérez (Venezuela) and Erika Vega (Colombia) to begin working on the creation of the Mx Center for Women in Technology (CMTMx). Seeking to


A Lab to Promote Interest in Mathematics and Information Technologies

With the support of LACNIC’s FRIDA Program, the project titled Mobile Lab for Developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills has enriched the work of Colombian teachers by training them in programming languages and robotics. Last


FRIDA Funds Promote Community Networks in Colombia

Community networks have become a viable alternative to provide Internet access to unconnected populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Colombia, Colnodo is a project that seeks to connect people in remote or rural areas not served by the major


FRIDA Call for Proposals – Projects on Community Networks and Gender Equality

The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) is opening its 2019 call for proposals to fund projects, with an emphasis on community networks and women-led initiatives that promote gender equality in technology. The FRIDA


Actors, Not Spectators: A Project to Promote the Participation of Women in Technology Careers in Uruguay

Determined to attempt to reverse a global trend, a group of professors of the School of Engineering of the University of the Republic of Uruguay decided to create a project to encourage women’s participation in technology careers, particularly to pursue


The Struggle for Greater Female Presence in 21st Century Encyclopedias

Narration of facts by female voices in an attempt to reduce the gender gap. This was the proposal of a group women working with Mexican Wikimedia that set the stage for what we now know as Editatona, a marathon exclusively for women during which Wikipedia


A Platform against the Dissemination of Intimate Images

Acoso.Online is the first website in Latin America that addresses the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images. The initiative, originated in Chile, provides direct guidance for this type of violence against women and LGBTQI people. Thanks to the FRIDA


Waina, the Young Woman Who Discovered “Another” Internet through an Ayitic Course

Waina Moise is a young Haitian woman who works informally selling clothes. Waina wanted to increase her income, an extremely difficult challenge in the context of the Haitian economy. Yet the idea of using the Internet to do so had never occurred to her until


Community Networks Led by Women from Quilombolas and Marisqueiras Communities

Two community network projects led by indigenous women will bring the Internet to their communities in northeastern Brazil through an initiative funded by LACNIC’s FRIDA Program. Both proposals were selected as the result of a call by Brazilian