IGF 2014: Gender Dynamic Coalition taking place on Tuesday 2 September

GenderIT.org on 28 Aug 2014 | 928views
The Gender Dynamic Coalition meeting will discuss outcomes from key processes and discussions on Internet governance leading up to IGF 2014 – including 2013 IGF Gender Report Card findings, WSIS+10 results, and NetMundial to assess integration of gender issues and concerns. The meeting also launches the new “Feminist Principles of the Internet,” which is a working document produced from a meeting of over 50 women’s and Internet rights activists in April 2014. Panelists and attendees will together develop thinking and analysis around the contentious issues of gender, sexuality, and the Internet, including online violence against women, ‘harmful’ content, ‘hate speech’, and sexual expression.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Underwear, sucking and gaming

Tarryn Booysen on 25 Aug 2014 | 2,341views
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: Twitter, tampons and Thor

on 15 Aug 2014 | 1,048views
_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._

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

Flavia Fascendini on 14 Aug 2014 | 1,325views
If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women's rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist who spends a lot of time on the internet, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey. We hope with this second round of our global monitoring survey to deepen our understanding on the connections between the regulation of sexual speech and content on the internet and provide evidence that will help sexual rights activists explain the impact of such regulation on their lives and their work.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Selfies, bathrooms and consensual sex

Tarryn Booysen on 11 Aug 2014 | 1,236views
_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._

Solidarity with imprisoned activists, with or without Facebook

on 06 Aug 2014 | 2,170views
On the 23rd of June, I opened Facebook and found news that two friends had been arrested after participating in protests on the other side of the world. Natalie Lowrey is an Australian environmental activist who was arrested in Malaysia on 22 June during a peaceful action against Australian-owned Lynas Corporation's rare earth plant in Malaysia. Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist activist who was arrested in Egypt on 21 June during a peaceful demonstration against the country's anti-protest law. These two women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and friends who I had met at different moments in my activist life were now in jail, and I was alarmed and worried.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: "Revenge porn", mirrors and Beyonce

Tarryn Booysen on 28 Jul 2014 | 1,684views
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.

The suspense is over! Check the GenderIT.org readership survey results

GenderIT.org on 24 Jul 2014 | 1,321views
In mid-2014 GenderIT.org disseminated an online questionnaire, requesting that all users of GenderIT.org respond. A period of 5 weeks was given for response. By the closing date, a total of 162 people had submitted a full questionnaire response to GenderIT.org. Of these, 111 (69%) responded using the English questionnaire and 51 using the Spanish questionnaire.

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Nudity, aliens and shampoo

Tarryn Booysen on 18 Jul 2014 | 1,149views
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: On breakfast, politics and surveillance

Tarryn Booysen on 15 Jul 2014 | 1,341views
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.

Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

on 10 Jul 2014 | 1,588views
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!

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: From breastfeeding to comic books

Tarryn Booysen on 04 Jul 2014 | 1,454views
DJ's choice is a new 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.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2014: Good debates to benefit the next billion online

Tarryn Booysen on 04 Jul 2014 | 1,901views
“End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project country partner and coordinator in the Philippines, Lisa Garcia, attended the annual Stockholm Internet 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 since there are many issues such as big data, hardware and software revolution, right to be forgotten, privacy and surveillance, 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 on 19 Jun 2014 | 989views
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 on 13 May 2014 | 2,662views
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 defenders 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.
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