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Passwords: Your first line of defence

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 20 March, 2013 - 12:48
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A password is your first line of defence – for your computer, emaili, and information. So firstly, make sure your computer is password protected (under the ‘admin’ account option), so your prying brother doesn’t get his hands on that flyer for the new weekly queeri event. Or those letters from your lover. And if you really want to keep your information safe, you don’t just need a password, but you need a really good one.

Security risks online: How much information do you give away?

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 19 March, 2013 - 12:23
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Imagine the life of an Indian gender or sexuality rights activist. What work do they do? Who do they interact with? What threats do they face? Here are some snapshots (created by participants).

Mechanics and governance of the internet

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 18 March, 2013 - 15:06
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The interneti is an important part of many of our daily lives, work and activism - but how many of us actually understand what it is? Beyond mechanics, questions around who governs the internet are key to contextualising the struggle for rights - including sexuality rights - online.

EROTICS India: Women, sexuality and the internet

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 15 March, 2013 - 00:00
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Within the arena of ‘women, sexuality and the interneti’, the usual suspects of pornographyi, indecency, and non-consensual videography are often the first topics that come to mind. But women aren’t just subjects on the internet – they are users, too. A presentation at the EROTICSi India workshop overturned some common assumptions by highlighting experiences of women online.

Five principles for a feminist approach to technology

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 14 March, 2013 - 13:35
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This blogi post is second in a series of ten blogi posts to report on the EROTICSi India workshop, recently concluded in Delhi. All the blog posts in this series are written by Richa Kaul Padte, the official rapporteur at the meeting.

An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 13 March, 2013 - 15:49
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Are you member of a non-governmential or a community-based organisation? Are you an academic or a researcher? Do you work within networks or coalitions? Are you an independent blogiger? If you are a sexuality rights activist and you use the interneti in your work, this call is for you.

Brazil: Special report "Women on the internet"

Article 19
Article 19 on 12 March, 2013 - 18:18
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The Women of Expression theme for 2013 is Women and the Interneti. The development of information and communication technologies in recent decades has revolutionized the way people communicate and express their ideas. Internet is now part of the everyday life of millions of people around the world and has thus become a basic tool to exercise the right to freedom speech. At the same time, new forms of censorshipi are threatening the free flow of online information. The infrastructure to access the internet and the skills required to maximize the experience of surfing the web can lead to exclusion of women. National laws and policies can help women to freely express themselves and access information, but often they hinder.

EROTICS India: meet the participants

Richa Kaul Padte
Richa Kaul Padte on 12 March, 2013 - 14:52
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Bringing together sexual rightsi activists, women’s groups and interneti activists, the first EROTICSi India workshop – organised by Point of View, APC (Association for Progressive Communicationsi) and the Internet Democracy Project - explored the relationship between sexual rights activism, sexuality, and the Internet. Focusing on issues ranging from rights to security to advocacyi, the workshop provided the tools for activists from across the country to explore, understand, and shape their experience of the Internet. It also considered the ways in which access to and governancei of the internet takes place in a gender-unequal area, where as the opening quotation of this post suggests, from a young age boys and girls are allowed different privileges and boundaries when accessing technology.

GenderIT.org @ 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York - Take part!

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 6 March, 2013 - 19:15
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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against womeni and girls.” The Association for Progressive Communicationsi Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacyi efforts supporting women’s and interneti rights. Join us!

Take Back the Tech! and GenderIT.org together on a Twitter blast! Join us!

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 6 March, 2013 - 13:45
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Jointly with the Take Back the Tech!i campaign, GenderIT.orgi is taking part in a Twitter blast to contribute to put tech-related violence against womeni and girls on the table at the CSW57.

“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs

Shehla Rashid for Internet Democracy Project
Shehla Rashid for Internet Democracy Project on 5 March, 2013 - 22:10
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EROTICSi – which stands for Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ITCs (same as ICTis)- is a global project that attempts to explore how marginalized sections are using the Interneti and the ICTs, at large, to assert their sexual rightsi. The India chapter - #EROTICSIndia - was organised in Delhi recently by the Internet Democracy Project in collaboration with South Africa based APC and Point of View, Mumbai.

VAW that is committed, abetted or aggravated through the use of ICTs and in online spaces are part of the continuum of violence

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 4 March, 2013 - 17:58
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Since 2006, cyberstalkingi, online harassment, image manipulation and privacyi violations have increasingly become part of intimate-partner violence and sexual harassment, compromising women and girls' safety online and offline in many countries. Read APC's Women´s Rights Programme stateiment to the 57th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women.

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York: the long walk in anti-VAW struggle

GenderIT.org
GenderIT.org on 1 March, 2013 - 12:17
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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against womeni and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacyi efforts supporting women’s and interneti rights.

Women and the web: Why internet access matters

Allison Morris
Allison Morris on 26 February, 2013 - 13:11
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When women are able to gain access to the interneti, they begin to do powerful things with it. Among women in developing nations, many of those who have been able to access the web have used it to find work, do research, and otherwise seek an additional income source for their families. The following infographic examines how now, more than ever, women in developing nations need the web.

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