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DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: The Snappening, childbirth and disgruntled fan

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 20 October, 2014 - 08:03
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Tarryn is a South African Bachelor of Arts graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works on the End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online project as the administrative assistant. Tarryn is also responsible for the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Sex in the digital age

Alexandra Groome
Alexandra Groome on 15 October, 2014 - 20:59
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Based in Montreal, Canada, Alex is Executive Assistant at the Association for Progressive Communications and sells veggies for Urban Barns Foods. She graduated with a BAH in Environmental Studies and Geography at Queen's University in 2012.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws

Belma Kučukalić
Belma Kučukalić on 14 October, 2014 - 18:56
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Belma is the new media and communications coordinator at OneWorld-Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE).

For years now, the topic of violence against womeni that is happening through ICTi has not been “attractive” enough for our local media. Even with the rise of the number of our mapped cases and educational trainings held, they simply did not seem to care enough to publish our case studies, much less, to do an interview on the topic. Up until this July.

Facebook: The king laid bare and the drag queens

Florencia Goldsman
Florencia Goldsman on 6 October, 2014 - 14:50
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Florencia has a degree in communications and is a journalist, cyber activist, traveller, dancer, flight attendant during forced landings, Gemini, and a member of RIPVG Argentina. She tweets at @petalosoy.

The social network created by Mark Zuckerberg recently suspended the profiles of drag queens whose pages were under their stage names. The performers suddenly found themselves blocked from their accounts and were sent messages with instructions on how to replace their stage names with their legal names, according to Facebook’s “real name” policy.

Pakistan country report: Technology driven violence against women

Bytes for All
Bytes for All on 3 October, 2014 - 01:41
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Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization and a network of information and communication technology professionals and practitioners. It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening social justice movements in the country. Its mission is “ICTs for development, democracy and social justice”.

Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a research report launched by Bytes for All, Pakistan in Islamabad.

 

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Wall thumping, big data facts, and the hardships of moderating trolls

Alexandra Groome
Alexandra Groome on 1 October, 2014 - 14:07
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Based in Montreal, Canada, Alex is Executive Assistant at the Association for Progressive Communications and sells lettuce, herbs, and microgreens for a company called Urban Barns Foods in her spare time. She graduated with a BAH in Environmental Studies and Geography at Queen's University in 2012.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Bishakha Datta
Bishakha Datta on 14 September, 2014
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Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in Mumbai, is part of the wikipedia family and serves on several non-profit boards. She tweets @busydot and sometimes blogs at dizzybot. In all her avatars, Bishakha explores marginal, invisible, silenced points of view - or those considered illegitimate. Current interest: digital intersections with gender and sexuality.
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The Turkish LGBTIi rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum ijust held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.

Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

Jac sm Kee
Jac sm Kee on 25 September, 2014
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Jac sm Kee is the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Women's Rights Programme Manager. She is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Watson became the subject and target of violence. The threat and reality of using women’s sexualised bodies as weapons to humiliate, shut them up or blackmail them into submission is an increasingly prevalent expression of violence against womeni online. Jac sm Kee, APC´s Women´s Rights Programme manager shares her insight on the emerging reactions, and also criticizes the framing of the UN #HeForShe campaign since it seems to position women as passive subjects needing to be rescued.

Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Dhyta Caturani
Dhyta Caturani on 25 September, 2014 - 17:09 on 25 September, 2014 - 17:09
Dhyta Caturani is a long-time human rights and women's rights activist in Indonesia. She currently works as a project coordinator at EngageMedia, a non profit organization that uses the power of technology to create social and environmental change in SEA.

There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality. The Gender Dynamic Coalition launched the Feminist Principles of the Internet at the end of the session, making the document officially public. Here is an analysis on why those principles matter.

The internet is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely.

There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality. The Gender Dynamic Coalition launched the Feminist Principles of the Internet at the end of the session, making the document officially public. Here is an analysis on why those principles matter.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: When no gender fits and the evolution of street harrassment

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 23 September, 2014 - 07:45
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Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works on the End Violence: Women’s rights and safety online project as the administrative assistant. Tarryn is also responsible for the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgi, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTsi. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.

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