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For women in the press like Rana Ayyub, it’s scarily easy for online threats to turn physical

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 - 11:25 | 2,707 views
On 24 May 2018, the Office of the Human Rights Commission, United Nations put out a statement that the Indian government has a duty to protect its citizens and journalists from threats and in particular about the severity of threats against Rana Ayyub, journalist and writer based in India. This article looks at the severity of violence faced by the journalist, including physical threats, doxxing...

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Intersection of identities: Online gender and caste based violence

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 - 09:51 | 7,157 views

Women who are also from vulnerable and marginalised communities such as Dalit women in India, face additional and vicious forms of online violence and harassment. In addition their access to justice is tenuous and fraught, adding progressively to the impunity with which caste- and gender-based harassment takes place.

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Breaking online gender-based violence

Posted Wed 6 Jun 2018 - 14:08 | 5,687 views

An understanding of online gender-based violence as part of the structure of cultural and social violence that women face is essential to finding solutions or to combat it. In this article Serene Lim delves into what could be feminist legal approaches to online GBV, the alleged opposition to free speech and the multi-generational work required to dismantle frameworks of patriarchal oppression...

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In plain sight, on sexuality, rights and the internet in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Posted Fri 4 May 2018 - 18:25 | 3,723 views

The EROTICS report 2017 looks at sexuality, sexual rights and communication rights in South Asia in particular, and in this introduction to the report, hvale explores the conceptual overlaps and connecting threads in these varied contexts. South Asia's troubled colonial legacy of tackling sexuality related issues is evident in the many violations of rights of LGBTQI people, and the...

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[COLUMN] COMIC: Male ego

Posted Wed 2 May 2018 - 11:32 | 2,032 views

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.

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SWIPE ME LEFT, I’M DALIT

Posted Sat 14 Apr 2018 - 07:10 | 6,274 views

Does technology and modernity dismantle hierarchies of social exclusion, like casteist and skin colour based discrimination in India? This is the question that is examined in-depth in this article that looks at the experience of Dalit women dating through apps in the Indian context, the roles that they are expected to play and how caste continues to play a role in romantic and sexual...

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: Your average MANEL (comic)

Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 - 12:18 | 2,455 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here is a poster for yet another manel i.e. a panel with only male speakers on a topic on which many qualified women experts are there.

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[COLUMN] How young womxn in the Global South are reclaiming social media to foster change in educational spaces

Posted Mon 19 Mar 2018 - 08:58 | 2,454 views
In the final column on reclaiming social media for women's rights, gender justice and parity, Samukelisiwe looks at how girls and young women have fought for their rights in the global South; and how Gen X, Y and Z has redefined the use of the internet and is reshaping politics both online and onground.

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[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: How to interview women in STEM (comic)

Posted Wed 14 Mar 2018 - 09:27 | 2,456 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here we show what happens when women in technology are singled out and interviewed.

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Participation, creativity and design in research methodology around ICTs

Posted Fri 16 Feb 2018 - 10:45 | 2,880 views
In the field of research around gender and ICTs, there is particular attention required to the question of research methodology. How do women use ICTs, what do they need them for, what is the power dynamics around access and distribution? In this specific research project around potential use of ICTs, Catalina Alzate shows how participatory action research, design and creativity can be pulled...