Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT

Cultural Diversity and Language

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Nadine Moawad
Nadine Moawad on 10 July, 2013 - 16:12 on 10 July, 2013 - 16:12
Nadine is a feminist blogger and activist based in Beirut, Lebanon and a founder of Nasawiya and is now the EROTICS phase II project coordinator. Between 2009 and 2011, Nadine led the EROTICS research team in Lebanon in looking at the intersections of cyberspace and the queer movement. She conducts trainings and facilitates discussion groups on gender & sexuality, and is also active on women's rights, migrant rights, and political change. She tweets at @nmoawad.

It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism. The #FBrape campaign succeeded in changing the social network giant’s policies on violence against women in record time. The global alarm over the NSA surveillance scandal created mass awareness over privacy and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos.

It’s been a great month for cyber-feminism

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Source: TechSoup and Wikipedia">idal created mass awareness over privacyepic.org/privacy/gender/default.html">i and access to personal data. And Instagram launched hipster filters for videos. Perhaps not as breakthrough, but definitely encouraging of more targeted filming and documentation. In its first phase, EROTICSi generated a unique body of knowledge about the negotiations and navigations of interneti regulationi around sexuality content in five different countries. The case studies looked at usage, access, activism, identity and other fascinating components that highlight our relationship with cyberspacei as sexual rightsEroTICs- Literature Review ">i activists. As we move into the next phase, EROTICS II, the team is hoping to build on the learning to advance global mechanisms of support that amplify that work that different groups and networks are taking on locally.

Baseline study: Violence against women and gender based harassment in context of ICT penetration in Pakistan

Bytes for All
Bytes for All on 5 April, 2013 - 17:04
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Bytes for All from Pakistan is a partner in APC's project "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair’s (DGIS) Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Fund.

This report is intended to provide insight into the use of ICT tools as a means of women empowerment, aiming to dissect their use in facilitating women in realising leadership roles in society. The report is meant primarily to tackle the issues of ‘Violence against women’ (VAW) and ‘Gender based cyber harassment’ in Pakistan, and to address these issues by holding a discourse on the use of ICTs as tools for the betterment of this condition – by enabling and positioning women in roles where they can proactively work towards such a goal themselves.


Women's Legal and Human Rights Bureau (Philippines)

The Women’s Legal and Human Rightsi Bureau (WLB) is a feminist legal non-government"state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">i organization from Philippines composed of women’s rights activists and advocates since 1990.

Centre for Independent Journalism

The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia (CIJ) is a non-profit media organisation established in 2001. CIJ works towards a democratic and responsible media by empowering communities to claim and protect their information and communication rights.

IT For Change

TfC (IT For Change) is a non-profit organisation located in India that envisions a society capable of, and comfortable with, innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i) as a tool, to further goals of progressive social change. They are a network of development professionals committed to engage with the on-going technology and development discourse by reviewing, interpreting and critiquing existing approaches and conceptualizing alternatives to blend technological possibilities with development realities in the South.

Comunicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en America Latina

Organization created with the aim of contributing with solid institutions towards the gender equitygender equality.">i as a central axis to improve the quality of life through health services, education, communication and information, fostering the citizen participation and the respect for human rightsi.

Modem Mujer

Women's Communication Network dedicated to give visibility to initiatives, proposals and actions of people and organizations - especially women organizations - that develope their activities taking into account the gender perspective.

Agéncia Latinoamericana de Información

The Latin American Information Agency -ALAI- is a communications organization, committed to the full respect of human rightsi, gender equality
Source:DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Guidelines for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-Operation, Development Co-operation Guidelines Series, OECD, 1998.

and people's participation in development and policyi making in Latin America. Its actions are part of the struggle for the democratization of communication, as a basic prerequisite for democratic society and social justice.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is the regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific. It provides a forum for all Governments of the region to review and discuss economic and social issues and to strengthen regional cooperation.


MAHITI provides Information and Communication TechnologySource: APC">i services to the civil sector specialising in multi-platform, multi-lingual web, intranet, multimedia and kiosk applications.
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