The role of Open Data as a social justice entity

 

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dc.contributor.author Nyahodza, Lena
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-08T20:00:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-08T20:00:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33217
dc.description.abstract This conference paper presents the role that open data is playing in creating open maps to rescue girls that are schedules for female gender mutilation (FGM), thus giving hope to a girl child in Tanzania. Literature indicates that there have been reports of young girls losing lives during or becoming disabled after the FGM procedures in many occasions; and the creation of open maps through the use of open data has made it possible to locate girls that need rescue from scheduled procedures. FGM practice aims to ensure premarital virginity and marital fidelity, as FGM is believed to reduce a woman's libido, which is also believed to help women resist extramarital sexual acts. FGM is on its own a social injustice practice that is intended to glorify men at the expense of the health and lives of the girl children. Open data, has therefore, presented an opportunity to save girls from the harmful FGM practice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_US
dc.source International Data Week 2018 - CODATA en_US
dc.source.uri https://codata.org/events/conferences/international-data-week-2018/
dc.subject open data sharing en_US
dc.subject social justice en_US
dc.subject open maps en_US
dc.subject gender justice en_US
dc.subject female gender mutilation en_US
dc.subject girl child support en_US
dc.title The role of Open Data as a social justice entity en_US
dc.type Conference Presentation en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_US
dc.publisher.department UCT Libraries en_US
dc.publisher.location Cape Town en_US
dc.identifier.ris TY - Conference Paper AU - Nyahodza, Lena AB - This conference paper presents the role that open data is playing in creating open maps to rescue girls that are schedules for female gender mutilation (FGM), thus giving hope to a girl child in Tanzania. Literature indicates that there have been reports of young girls losing lives during or becoming disabled after the FGM procedures in many occasions; and the creation of open maps through the use of open data has made it possible to locate girls that need rescue from scheduled procedures. FGM practice aims to ensure premarital virginity and marital fidelity, as FGM is believed to reduce a woman's libido, which is also believed to help women resist extramarital sexual acts. FGM is on its own a social injustice practice that is intended to glorify men at the expense of the health and lives of the girl children. Open data, has therefore, presented an opportunity to save girls from the harmful FGM practice. CY - Cape Town DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - International Data Week 2018 - CODATA KW - open data sharing KW - social justice KW - open maps KW - gender justice KW - female gender mutilation KW - girl child support LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PP - Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The role of Open Data as a social justice entity TI - The role of Open Data as a social justice entity UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33217 ER - en_ZA


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