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Marcela Guerra

Artesana y madre, interesada en la apropiación de la tecnología y la necesidad de producir inform

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Women in community networks in Latin America: the story of Belem

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 14:39 | 2,833views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities. This is the second part of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technlogies under the pandemic.

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Chako Armant

Chako Arman leads the Ensemble Pour la Différence community networks program in the DRC

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Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net

Posted Wed 16 Dec 2020 - 11:39 | 2,139views

Through awareness-raising work groups organised by Pamoja Net in DRC, women and girls learned how to participate in the network and to access and verify health information through a telephone helpline and a chatbot.

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Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair’s interest in the ICT sector developed from learning of mobiles for development whil

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How feminist research shapes AI, privacy, and data protection discourse

Posted Fri 11 Dec 2020 - 10:46 | 2,785views

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence, research in the African context, Chenai shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

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Lucía Trias

Lucía Trias tiene una maestría en investigación de diseño, de la fundación Bauhaus Dessau, así

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Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Posted Tue 8 Dec 2020 - 16:49 | 2,125views

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves. In this review of the book on design justice by Sasha Costanza-Chock, there is a call to subvert and upend the process of designing and to make it about justice rather than...

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Divya

Divya Srinivasan is a human rights lawyer and activist from India, with a background in research,

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Set me up, knock me down: Legal Obligations of Dating Apps to address Sexual Violence

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2020 - 09:44 | 3,302views

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder and damningly, that Tinder largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others? 

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Nyx

Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the interne

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Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations

Posted Tue 1 Dec 2020 - 11:24 | 2,370views

In this article, Nyx McLean calls for a diverse representation of LGBTIAQ+ people and issues in the conversations around the internet, and for the adoption of an intersectional approach to organising the IGF.

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Lia Aroeira

Lia Aroeira is a singer and researcher of voice, body, words and people.

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Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks

Posted Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 16:53 | 1,834views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.

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Selam Mussie

Selam is a media and communications consultant specializing in gender and media as well as media

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Rambles of Everyday Resistance

Posted Fri 20 Nov 2020 - 11:46 | 2,290views

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

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Ledys Sanjuan Mejia

Ledys Sanjuan Mejia is a colombian ecofeminist activist with more than 6 years experience in digi

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Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 11:49 | 4,689views

Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

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Ani Hao

Ani Phoebe Hao is a feminist writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

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Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"

Posted Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 17:36 | 2,011views

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.