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Open Source for Equality

Open Source for Equality is a global initiative to promote the development and use of free and open software that bridges the digital gender gap.

Audiopedia Web App in Nigeria Community Health Worker introducing the Audiopedia Web App, part of the Open Source for Equality project, in Ngenevu, Nigeria

Welcome to Open Source for Equality

Owning a mobile phone and having access to the internet can change lives. Yet millions of women in developing countries are unable to take advantage of the mobile internet. The main reasons for this are lack of literacy and digital skills.

Together, we can change this. Open Source for Equality (OSEQ, OSEQ.org) is a global initiative to promote the development and use of free and open software that bridges the digital gender gap.

Hacking Gender Equality

The aim of OSEQ is to bring together software developers, content creators, development organizations and to create local ecosystems where open software for development thrives. OSEQ-powered projects have been implemented in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.

Digital Public Goods (DPGs) like those developed by OSEQ are one of the cornerstones of the UNs roadmap to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They can be defined as open-source software, open data, open AI models, open standards, and open content that help attain the SDGs.

Digital Public Goods play an important role in three major aspects: they can help bridge digital gaps by providing accessible digital tools, they can help local organizations in their digital transformation process and they can provide income generating opportunities for local entrepreneurs, developers and content creators.

OSEQ is lead by URIDU, a pioneering nonprofit organization in the field of accessible education for marginalized women.

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  1. WOM.fm Public

    WOM.fm is an open platform for accessible audio information. WOM.fm can be used to make audio information accessible to marginalized populations using short urls and QR codes.

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  2. Qwifi Public

    Qwifi is a simple, accessible and cheap technology that can provide free audiovisual content to marginalized populations. Qwifi serves the content by creating a local Wifi network, without the need…

    Nix 2

  3. auma.js Public

    Augmented audio (auma) is an open source framework that provides illustrated and interactive audio content. Auma’s lightweight and accessible design allows it to offer eLearning to marginalized, of…

    JavaScript 2 1

  4. MENDIS.app Public

    MENDIS.app (Mental Distress Application) is an audio-based survey web-app, using mental health screening as a test case to evaluate the broader use of audio-based surveys.

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  5. auma_demo Public template

    This is a simple demonstration of the Augmented Audio (AUMA) framework. Augmented audio is an open source framework that provides illustrated and interactive audio content.

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  • HTML 0 1 0 0 Updated May 27, 2022
  • WOM.fm Public

    WOM.fm is an open platform for accessible audio information. WOM.fm can be used to make audio information accessible to marginalized populations using short urls and QR codes.

    CSS 1 MIT 0 0 0 Updated May 24, 2022
  • auma_demo Public template

    This is a simple demonstration of the Augmented Audio (AUMA) framework. Augmented audio is an open source framework that provides illustrated and interactive audio content.

    HTML 0 MIT 0 0 0 Updated May 17, 2022
  • Qwifi Public

    Qwifi is a simple, accessible and cheap technology that can provide free audiovisual content to marginalized populations. Qwifi serves the content by creating a local Wifi network, without the need of any internet connection and independently from the electric grid.

    Nix 2 GPL-3.0 0 1 0 Updated May 13, 2022
  • CSS 0 0 0 0 Updated May 3, 2022
  • wom Public template
    CSS 0 MIT 0 0 0 Updated Apr 27, 2022
  • .github Public
    0 0 0 0 Updated Apr 21, 2022
  • auma.js Public

    Augmented audio (auma) is an open source framework that provides illustrated and interactive audio content. Auma’s lightweight and accessible design allows it to offer eLearning to marginalized, often illiterate populations with limited access to technology.

    JavaScript 2 MIT 1 0 0 Updated Apr 21, 2022
  • MENDIS.app Public

    MENDIS.app (Mental Distress Application) is an audio-based survey web-app, using mental health screening as a test case to evaluate the broader use of audio-based surveys.

    HTML 1 MIT 0 0 0 Updated Apr 21, 2022
  • HTML 0 0 0 0 Updated Apr 20, 2022

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