When sharing isn’t caring: how period trackers endanger women’s privacy

The rise of the femtech industry saw the emergence of different apps, services, and startups that make use of technology to deliver solutions to female-specific healthcare needs.  Among the innovations in women’s healthcare, period tracker apps have amassed an estimated 50 million users worldwide. In 2020 alone, period tracker app Read more…

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GenderScoop: July is National Anti-Trafficking in Persons Awareness Month

The campaign for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 aims to raise awareness of disturbing developments and trends identified by UNODC and calls on governments, law enforcement, public services, and civil society to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen prevention, identify and support victims, and end impunity. In 2021, President Rodrigo Read more…

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Promises broken and prophecies fulfilled: A look at the SIM Card registration rollout in the Philippines

The public’s concerns about the mandatory SIM card registration’s pitfalls immediately surfaced soon after it took effect. Technical glitches marred the first days of its rollout, while news of data breaches in government agencies cast further doubt over the law’s effectivity. As the mandatory registration continues despite several challenges, the Read more…

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