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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.

Sexual rights, internet rights, and feminism!

Ritu Srivastava
Ritu Srivastava on 8 May, 2014 - 18:44
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Ritu Srivastava has many years of professional experience in ICT development, managing programmes and projects at different stake-levels of competency. She is a member of the Digital Empowerment Foundation in India.

Sexual rightsi! What are you talking about? Does this kind of right exist in India? I never thought about it before I attended Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and Technology.

Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech!

FF
FF on 6 May, 2014 - 19:01
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City-level Take Back the Tech!i exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding this idea and help it make it to the challenge shortlist!

Lynn Syms Prize will award an outstanding grassroots woman using digital tools to effect change

World Pulse
World Pulse on 30 April, 2014 - 12:04
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World Pulse is honored to partner with sculptor and philanthropist Lynn Syms to announce the inaugural Lynn Syms Prize. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work.

Digital storytelling: Animating personal and political narratives

Nidhi Goyal for EROTICS India
Nidhi Goyal for EROTICS India on 29 April, 2014 - 11:59
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Nidhi Goyal is a gender and disability rights advocate working for inclusion and equity, and the co-author of Sexuality and Disability. She has a master’s degree in Development Studies from London School of Economics and another in Communications and Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.

Imagining a misogyny-free internet

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 25 April, 2014 - 05:49
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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 first 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.

Sex, lies and the perils of Facebook dating

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 23 April, 2014 - 06:32
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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.

They met on Facebook. She was a married homemaker in her forties, who lied to him that she was 21 and single. He was all of 22. She was probably looking for the diversion and excitement of being with a younger man, he for a partner his age. When he discovered the truth after meeting her in person last week, three years into the relationship, he shot her and himself to death. A typical story that took a sad turn, it is one of many online relationships that end in guilt, disappointment, shock, betrayal, or harassment because these relationships are often a safe haven, an escape from offline frustrations, or a way to access a socially forbidden fruit, and their practitioners do not consider the need to be digitally safe.

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