Technology as lingua franca: Interview...

A detailed conversation with activist and writer Caroline Tagny on the various campaigns that she has been part of with Take Back the Tech. The interviewer, Bianca Baldo, focuses on the politics of language in these various campaigns and the importance of content in local language to connect to and bring together people and movements. The role of French as both a language of the colonial oppressor and a common language in countries in West and Central Africa and parts of Canada has particularly played out in these campaigns.
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Bianca Baldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human-...

V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT!...

Vale Pellizzer looks back at the 10 year journey of the TBTT campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign has taken various shapes in the complicated realities and social dynamics of this country. The fresh and young design of the campaign promised a new hope for reclaiming your agency for women and gender non-conforming people. In this interview Vale talks about the complexities of translating a global campaign to the local realities.
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Lamia Kosovic

Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts....

At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner...

When the TBTT campaign took off in Democratic Republic of Congo, there were few takers. Women rights' activists combatting VAW didn't understand the role ICTs could play in either propagating violence, or in activism. Now other Francophone countries approach SJS to learn more about the ways in which this cutting edge campaign is changing conversations around technology related VAW and reclaiming tech for women in the DRC.
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Tarryn Booysen

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works...

Digital Storytelling: All our stories...

It is a sacred act to tell and to listen to stories. Some of our stories are rooted so deep in our cells, psyches and hearts, that it takes an act of courage to find the words to tell them. We each contain a multitude of stories that shape and make us who we are. It can also be a political act to tell a story. We conceptualise digital story telling as a recording and documentation method which foregrounds the voice and experiences of story tellers as primary in the process of storytelling.
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Jennifer Radloff

Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human...

[COLUMN] Joining the dots: ICT...

This month's column by Sonia Randhawa looks at intersections between ICTs, gender and climate change through the lens of the women working in the software, rather than the hardware side of things. While many of the big companies in North America have taken steps to ensure that the energy for data processing comes from renewable sources, the question remains what is the environmental impact and effect of climate change on BPOs and call centre industry in the global South.
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Sonia Randhawa

"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer. She is a director of the...

Its 2016 and Facebook is still...

Facebook's arbitrary policy on women's nipples has angered many, who find their content removed or accounts suspended or banned. Japleen Pasricha writes about being repeatedly 'punished' by Facebook for posting content on the social media platform that is feminist and bold, about young women growing up and even images of protest by women in Manipur against the oppression of the Indian army and the rape of women.
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Japleen

Japleen is the founder & editor-in-chief of Feminism in India. She smashes the patriarchy for a...