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DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Unsolicited advice, 18 years and menstruation

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 13 April, 2015 - 12:11
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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.

Porn. Panic. Ban.

Bishakha Datta
Bishakha Datta on 10 April, 2015 - 23:18
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Bishakha writes non-fiction, makes documentary films and runs Point of View, a non-profit that amplifies the voices of those silenced due to their gender or sexuality.

In India, both the legislature and the judiciary are considering bans on the consumption of online porn; one petition argues that porn increases violence against women without offering any evidence to that effect, another focuses on the “moral depravity and corruption” caused by porn. Do we seriously imagine that violence against women in India will go down by banning online porn? Talk about imagined harms again. And in Indonesia, LGBTIQ sites from the educational to the explicit are being banned in the name of porn, adversely affecting sexual expression and rights – and access to information vital to sexual health.

The art of smashing things

Mohammad Tarakiyee
Mohammad Tarakiyee on 7 April, 2015 - 23:37
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In the last couple of years, I have found myself getting angry often. Working for social justice means seeing, analysing, and talking about injustice a lot. It’s important to expose injustice and be exposed to it, and I’ll get to that later, but it’s also hard sometimes to hold your anger about all that’s unfair and ugly in the world. I would get so angry sometimes I felt like smashing things, throwing a rock through a window.

Women: Strengthening communication on the internet to improve rights

Florencia Goldsman and Dafne Sabanes Plou for Digital Rights LAC
Florencia Goldsman and Dafne Sabanes Plou for Digital Rights LAC on 7 April, 2015 - 17:41
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Dafne lives in Argentina and is APC's Women's Rights Programme coodiinator in LAC. Florencia has a degree in social communication from Universidad de Buenos Aires; she is a journalist, cyber activist, traveller and dancer. She has her own travel blog at miviajefueradeleje.tumblr.com and she tweets at @petalosoy.

After four years working as an advocate of sexual and reproductive rights, Lorena M., had already gathered quite an experience for the type of insults that could come across her path in meetings and public events. But she never thought her life would get dangerously complicated when anonymous hands hacked the defenders’ network site and began receiving insults and threats of all kinds in her e-mail and social networks’ accounts.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Feminist heroes, harassment and Section 377

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 7 April, 2015 - 13:24
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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.

“Because of the internet, I have been able to help women in Pakistan,” says blogger

Rafia Shaikh
Rafia Shaikh on 1 April, 2015 - 16:37
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Rafia is a tech journalist currently working as a research and communications associate at Digital Rights Foundation focusing on women's rights, internet governance, and digital security. She spends her weekends translating and romanizing languages.

Sexual information is scarce or, worse, misinterpreted in most of the developing countries. Access to informationAPC Internet Rights Charter">i is even more difficult in a predominantly Muslim country like Pakistan, where the culture makes any kind of sexual talk a taboo. In that environment, a Canadian-based Pakistani illustrator and blogiger is trying to change the game.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Guide to queer comics, parent's perceptions and Kerry Washington

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 31 March, 2015 - 13:30
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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.

RightsCon 2015: Cyber sex(y), gender balance and violence

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 25 March, 2015 - 12:01
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Source: Wikipedia">is gathered in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the interneti and human rightsi in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. APC and members organised several panels were violence against womenStyle Information: N/a Source: www.takebackthetech.net/whatstheissue ">i online and survivor's access to justice, hate speech, sexual rightsEroTICs- Literature Review ">i and sexuality on the internet were discussed.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Hacked browsers, dinosaur shoes and LGBT people facing loss

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 23 March, 2015 - 14:39
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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.

“An internet without violence against women will only be possible in a world without violence against women”

Florencia Goldsman
Florencia Goldsman on 22 March, 2015 - 15:06
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Florencia has a degree in social communication from Universidad de Buenos Aires; she is a journalist, cyber activist, traveller and dancer. She has her own travel blog at miviajefueradeleje.tumblr.com and she tweets at @petalosoy.

Ana Freitas, a Brazilian journalist and social network user, was threatened with rape and stalked close to her home after she published an article about sexism on chat sites and forums. In her article, Freitas – an expert on digital culture and behaviour, who has worked for the foremost media outlets in Brazil – did not mention specific persons or places; she only described the levels of machismo (male chauvinism) and misogyny experienced in some internet environments. In this interview with Florencia Goldsman for GenderIT.org, Freitas reflects on what happened, and declines to self-censor after the attacks. “My plans for 2015 are to continue writing about what interests me, to go out for runs and to enjoy Sao Paulo, my city,” she said.

Foundation for Media Alternatives contributes to Philippine alternative report on women, media and ICT for CSW 59

Lisa García and Flavia Fascendini
Lisa García and Flavia Fascendini on 12 March, 2015 - 12:39
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“Women, media, and information/communication technology” is the title of the report that Filipino civil society organisations put together to be shared at the discussions taking place at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) in New York, from 9 to 20 March 2015. Lisa García, from APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, explains how the organisation’s work experience and research fed into this report.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Exiled love, getting it on and consent

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 11 March, 2015 - 08:56
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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: Homonationalism, queer fraternity and the death of the radical queer

Yildiz Tar
Yildiz Tar on 9 March, 2015 - 07:51
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Yıldız Tar is a journalist and author from Turkey. Yildiz wrote a book titled “Comrade I am Faggot” and worked as a reporter and editor for several news agencies, magazines and newspapers. Yildiz currently works as an editor of daily updated LGBTI focused news portal KaosGL.org

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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 APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Flavia Fascendini
Flavia Fascendini on 6 March, 2015 - 14:05
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Between 9 and 20 March, APC's Women's Rightsi Programme members will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This year the main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20. How far have we come, and how can you participate?

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Gender selective abortion, big breasts and badasses

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 23 February, 2015 - 07:50
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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 a contributor of the weekly section of GenderIT, DJ’s Choice.

DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.orgSource: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i, 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 ICTsGenderIT.org">i. 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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