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GenderIT.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews and commentary on internet policy and culture. It started as a site monitoring policy developments on ICT and gender, and from its beginnings has been unique. Initially it was one of the first sites looking at ICT policy through a gender lens. Many years later, GenderIT.org remains a unique space for its focus on the global South, its focus on those working at the grassroots level (grounded in the experience of the women in the society in which they live), and its emphasis on both advocacy and social justice.

Pulling apart the patriarchy: Edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

Posted Mié 17 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 6,337 views
News of Heike Jensen’s death from cancer, on 3 February 2014, reached internet governance academic and civil society networks a year later. As Marianne Franklin, friend and colleague from GigaNet, puts it: “The networks and the hands-on work in which Heike engaged are cross-border, cross-sector and interdisciplinary by nature and predilection. This is why news of her death has been a ripple of...

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Una conversación con el equipo de mujeres detrás del sitio con "espíritu de dragón"

Posted Lun 8 Jun 2015 - 15:00 | 2,272 views
GenderIT.org tiene un nuevo y vibrante rostro y las personas responsables de esta renovación son las mujeres que integran nuestro equipo de desarrollo web: la diseñadora visual Ezrena Marwan, y las desarrolladoras Liz Probert, Sam Marx y Sarah Escandor Tomas. Todas ellas son activistas profundamente comprometidas con el desarrollo de tecnología que satisfaga las necesidades de las mujeres. Conoce...

Philippines: Exploring technology-related violence against women and children

Posted Lun 8 Jun 2015 - 13:47 | 6,012 views
We’re back! – with the second in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country where we carried out the research, and this time round, we’ll look at the Philippines. Bringing together articles, key findings and an interview with the research team, this edition looks at cases ranging from celebrity...

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A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

Posted Mié 3 Jun 2015 - 14:42 | 6,009 views
GenderIT.org has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women who make up our website development team: visual designer Ezrena Marwan, and developers Liz Probert, Sam Marx and Sarah Escandor Tomas. All of them are women's rights activists deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs. Learn more about them through this...

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Controles culturales y desigualdad de género: una conversación sobre violencia contra las mujeres relacionada con la tecnología en Paquistán

Posted Vie 29 Mayo 2015 - 14:14 | 2,340 views
Paquistán fue uno de los siete países cubiertos por el proyecto de investigación de APC “Basta de violencia: derechos de las mujeres y seguridad en línea”. La investigación en Paquistán se realizó en asociación con Bytes for All, una organización de derechos humanos que se dedica a las TIC. El informe utiliza tres estudios de caso en profundidad para evaluar instrumentos legales, políticas...

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Of cultural controls and gender inequality: Talking about technology-related violence against women in Pakistan

Posted Vie 29 Mayo 2015 - 14:14 | 3,438 views
Pakistan was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in Pakistan was done in association with Bytes for All, a human rights organisation that focuses on ICTs. Here, GenderIT.org speaks to the manager of advocacy and outreach at Bytes for All, Furhan Hussain, to bring us a closer look into the research findings.

Editorial

How doing the research became a game-changer for me

Posted Lun 12 Ene 2015 - 03:30 | 5,966 views
It is an honour for me to introduce this edition of GenderIT.org. This particular issue brings together articles on some of the most important aspects of technology-driven violence against women, hitherto not well understood by the general public, governments or institutions. Much of the material in this issue draws on extensive research conducted by the Association for Progressive Communications...
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How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

Posted Lun 27 Oct 2014 - 15:27 | 15,126 views
Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth, Hilary Goldstein, Marie Githini, and Sarah Marland, talked about how technology informs their activism and what turns them on about technology.

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Women's rights at the 2014 IGF

Posted Lun 8 Sep 2014 - 22:09 | 5,194 views
All sorts of members of the internet community got together for the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul from September 2-5. There were hundreds of workshops and meetings and side events, and even an entirely parallel Internet Ungovernance Forum, challenging the dominance of governments and corporations at the IGF.

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APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Posted Mié 3 Sep 2014 - 15:10 | 3,552 views
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.