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Why feminism matters to the internet?

One World Platform
One World Platform on 13 May, 2015 - 13:12
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Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life. Feminism as such would be able to manage, animate and even more importantly took part in the defining and coding of virtual space.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: JK Rowling, prom queen and homophobic warzones

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 12 May, 2015 - 09:48
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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.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.

Defending the Defenders: Short review of Nobel Women’s Initiative Conference

Valentina Pellizzer
Valentina Pellizzer on 6 May, 2015 - 20:40
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Valentina is an activist, feminist, migrant, queer, writer/blogger. Currently she is vice-chair at the Association for Progressive Communications. As of 2013, she is a board member of Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).

Women’s human rights defenders use technology to document, communicate, generate changes, but at the same time technology is used to bully and abuse themselves, the Defenders. Army of trolls flood personal profiles of defenders on social media profiles with threats, offenses and aggressive counter campaigns. Government agencies, narco-mafia and religious extremists spy defenders, hunt them and – execute them.

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins The Bobs award in People’s Choice for English category

FF
FF on 5 May, 2015 - 22:29
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Among over 4,800 submissions, APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with the prestigious award The Bobs in the People’s Choice for English category.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Copyrighted breasts, the Avengers and it was never a dress

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 5 May, 2015 - 08:37
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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.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.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Minecraft, women directors and not being 'Kylie' enough

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 28 April, 2015 - 09:21
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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.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.

Coalition of African Lesbians granted Observer Status by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

CAL
CAL on 27 April, 2015 - 19:17
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The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] is a network of 19 organisations working to transform Africa into a continent where lesbian and bisexual women and gender non-conforming people enjoy the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognised as full persons and citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and enjoy a significant and respected presence in all spheres of life. The work of CAL is shaped by an African feminist understanding, informed by research, and strengthened by the claiming of social, political and economic power, and the disruption of hetero-patriarchal structures of control and oppression. Our understanding of feminism is dynamic and evolves as it emerges in feminist practise and reflects on its meanings.

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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.

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