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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.

Applications open for the Gender and Technology Pop-up Institute

Tactical Tech
Tactical Tech on 6 October, 2014 - 20:50
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Tactical Tech, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communicationsi, are organising a 7-day event for up to 50 women and trans people to learn tools and techniques for increasing their understanding and practice in digital security and privacyi and to become digital security trainers and privacy advocates. When? December 1-8, 2014. Where? Berlin, Germany.

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.

DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Male virginity, female masturbation and Koolaid

Tarryn Booysen
Tarryn Booysen on 6 October, 2014 - 07:58
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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: 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.

Celebrating women in ICT at APNIC 38

Bhadrika Magan
Bhadrika Magan on 24 September, 2014 - 15:03
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Since APNIC 32, APNIC Conferences have been showcasing some of the inspirational women we have in our technical community through the Women in ICT event. It’s important to APNIC to encourage more women to build a career in ICT, which has traditionally been a male-dominated industry.

World Pulse brings the power of its international network to IGF to advance women’s digital inclusion worlwide

ClaudiaJohnsonPR for The Oregonian
ClaudiaJohnsonPR for The Oregonian on 24 September, 2014 - 14:46
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When the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum i(IGF) commenced in Istanbul, Turkey, Portland-based World Pulse, a network of tens of thousands of women and allies in more than 190 countries, has an opportunity to accelerate digital inclusion for women worldwide.

(Re)govern and (Re)imagine a feminist internet: Sex, rights and internet governance at the IGF 2014

Caroline Tagny
Caroline Tagny on 23 September, 2014 - 13:01
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Caroline Tagny is a project assistant in for the Women's Rights Programme with the Association for Progressive Communications. Holding a degree in graphic design, Caroline has always been interested in communication issues that go beyond layout. She has been able to participate in the establishment of many ICT projects, including many community-oriented websites. She currently lives in South Africa and works on issues related to sexuality, women's rights and feminist digital activism.

This year has seen major debates and developments in the interneti sphere. The Snowden revelations have brought to the attention of the public problematic issues regarding surveillancei and privacyi online. In addition, the presence of the IGF this year in Turkey also directed the attention of internet stakeholders ito the internet censorshipi practice in this country and in other nations.

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.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Female condoms, pseudonyms, and women's progress

Mariam Zaidi
Mariam Zaidi on 19 September, 2014 - 03:32
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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.

Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session

WHRD IC
WHRD IC on 17 September, 2014 - 18:05
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ISHR makes this stateiment on behalf of members of the Women Human Rightsi Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rightsi organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defendersi are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the work we do. As the Council istrengthens its work on women generally, we note the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on women human rights defenders who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison

WHRD IC
WHRD IC on 17 September, 2014 - 17:46
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The Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition is a resource and advocacy network supporting women defenders worldwide.

The Women Human Rights Defendersi International Coalition is alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison.

Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media

Bishakha Datta
Bishakha Datta on 16 September, 2014 - 13:26
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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.

This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum iin Turkey.

Hands off my internet! Abortion stigmas - accessing and controlling information on reproductive rights

Bianca Baldo
Bianca Baldo on 15 September, 2014 - 20:11
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Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human-trafficking advocacy, program management, gender protection and capacity-building training in Ecuador, Vietnam, Cambodia, Jamaica and Canada. She has completed a Bachelors of Arts in Comparative Development from Trent University, a Civil Law degree from University of Ottawa and Masters in Law from McGill University. She is presently working as a consultant with Roos-Remillard Consulting Services, on program design, funding proposals and training modules against human trafficking.

The interneti provides a vital space for women and girls to access information about sexual and reproductive health and services, including information about abortion. Yet both governmentis and corporations censor that information – but you can be part of the conversation that helps break down the boundaries to this important health information.

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