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DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Twitter, tampons and Thor

Mariam Zaidi
Mariam Zaidi on 15 August, 2014 - 18:50
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Mariam is an American postgraduate student with a major in English and biology. She works as an intern for GenderIT.org and is a contributor for the DJ's Choice.

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, 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 ICTs. 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.

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

EROTICS
EROTICS on 14 August, 2014 - 14:59
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If you are an LGBTi activist, SRHR activist, women's rightsi activist, a queeri blogiger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the interneti, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulationi of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that will help sexual rightsi activists explain the impact of such regulation on their lives and their work.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Selfies, bathrooms and consensual sex

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 11 August, 2014 - 15:14
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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.org, 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 ICTs. 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.

Solidarity with imprisoned activists, with or without Facebook

Analia Penchaszadeh
Analia Penchaszadeh on 6 August, 2014 - 14:28
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Analía Penchaszadeh was Manager of AWID’s Women Human Rights Defenders strategic initiative from 2011 to 2013. She has a long history with human rights and social justice movements, both as an activist and staff member of organizations dedicated to workers’ rights, environmental justice, and women’s rights. Analía currently lives in Amsterdam, where she gardens and works as a consultant.

On the 23rd of June, I opened Facebook and found news that two friends had been arrested after participating in protests on the other side of the world. Natalie Lowrey is an Australian environmental activist who was arrested in Malaysia on 22 June during a peaceful action against Australian-owned Lynas Corporation's rare earth plant in Malaysia. Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist activist who was arrested in Egypt on 21 June during a peaceful demonstration against the country's anti-protest law. These two women human rightsi defenders (WHRDsi) and friends who I had met at different moments in my activist life were now in jail, and I was alarmed and worried.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 28 July, 2014 - 16:53
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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.

The suspense is over! Check the GenderIT.org readership survey results

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 24 July, 2014 - 09:33
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In mid-2014 GenderIT.orgi disseminated an online questionnaire, requesting that all users of GenderIT.orgi respond. A period of 5 weeks was given for response. By the closing date, a total of 162 people had submitted a full questionnaire response to GenderIT.org. Of these, 111 (69%) responded using the English questionnaire and 51 using the Spanish questionnaire.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Nudity, aliens and shampoo

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 18 July, 2014 - 07:17
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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.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: On breakfast, politics and surveillance

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 15 July, 2014 - 13:36
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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.

Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! on 10 July, 2014 - 12:38
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That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!i

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: From breastfeeding to comic books

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 4 July, 2014 - 14:15
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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.org DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a new 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.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2014: Good debates to benefit the next billion online

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 4 July, 2014 - 13:36
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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.

“End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project country partner and coordinator in the Philippines, Lisa Garcia, attended the annual Stockholm Interneti Forum (SIF) which took place in May 2014. One of the conclusions of the forum is that indeed there is still the need for continuous dialogue among the different stakeholders isince there are many issues such as big data, hardware and software revolution, right to be forgotten, privacyi and surveillancei, women and the web, among others, that are still up for debate.

Digital misogyny: “It felt like 514 people had raped me all over again”

Nana Darkoa
Nana Darkoa on 19 June, 2014 - 09:11
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Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is the Communications Specialist for the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF). She is also a writer and one of the co-founders of the popular blog, 'Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women'.

In March 2013 Sitawa Wafula appeared as a guest on Kenya Television Network (KTN) where she shared how she had survived rape as a teenager, and her ongoing struggle with bi-polar disorder and epilepsy. An excerpt of her interview was shared on KTN’s Facebook page and to the horror of Sitawa, her friends and family, she received approximately 514 negative comments.

Digital Security – from silencing to claiming safe spaces

Jennifer Radloff
Jennifer Radloff on 13 May, 2014 - 14:27
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Jennifer is a South African feminist who has worked regionally and globally on the issue of women's right to communicate and ICTs for social change since 1994. She currently coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights defenders use of ICTs securely through capacity building.

Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defendersi are continually being revisited and reworked. Often this abuse is about the silencing of women's voices and the marginalisation in social and political spaces. Given the blurred lines between online and offline realities and activism, being safe and secure in both universes is critical.

Video: Feminist talks on a feminist internet

FF and CT
FF and CT on 12 May, 2014 - 18:25
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During APC's Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Interneti where we explored our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, we asked participants to tell us their vision of a feminist internet.

Imagining a digitally secure, feminist internet

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 9 May, 2014 - 14:55
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Rohini Lakshané is the editor of EROTICS India, a former technology journalist and a Wikipedian. Her core interests include 'openness', technology for good and online civil liberties.

This is the second in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Interneti held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender irights, sexual rightsi and Internet rights iin different parts of the world had come together for the meeting.

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