Sri Lanka

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Feminist talk

The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:41 | 1,670 views

What is self-care in a time of hyper-connected people and devices and of image-saturated capitalism and what does it mean to speak about self-care in relation to feminist politics and the women's movement. Sharanya examines the politics of self-care arising from many discussions with activists, writers and campaigners.

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

Posted Fri 4 May 2018 - 17:25 | 1,459 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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Interview with Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Posted Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 12:57 | 2,658 views
As part of the EROTICS research, the Women's Media Collective, Sri Lanka did research on 1) human rights of Sri Lanka lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and 2) is on use of online space by lesbian women. In this interview by Shubha Kayastha, WMC talks about their process and recommendations.

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What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

Posted Tue 1 Aug 2017 - 05:31 | 2,172 views
The sustainable development goals explicitly mention gender equality, yet how will this be achieved and how is this linked to the potentially transformative role that ICTs could play. If the SDGs are going to use ICTs as a vehicle to achieve the goals then we need to use an intersectional and multi-pronged approach to ensure that women, girls and other marginalized groups are not left behind.

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Working out access on our own: Community projects, gender and internet

Posted Tue 2 May 2017 - 00:00 | 1,899 views
As our cities turn smart and countries turn digital the gender gap in terms of internet access is disturbing. The lack of access directly relates to the loss of rights of women and minorities. Sadly there is a long way to go before we close this gap. Chinmayi S K explores projects that attempted in innovative ways to address the digital gender gap online.

Publication

Use of mobile phones by the rural poor; Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries

Posted Mon 4 Jul 2016 - 19:18 | 4,328 views
Acknowledging the differences in perceptions between genders, and between urban and rural dwellers, what must be realized is that these differences are often not unique to aspects related <br />to the mobile phone. The concerns, needs, and benefits ascribed to the mobile phone are more a reflection of people’s existing societal, familial, and gender norms prevalent in their environments,...