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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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What is the gender of the VI IGF? Help us find out!

Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 - 15:41 | 5,493views
The Gender Report Card put forward by the Association for Progressive Communications is a simple but strategic way to get a more accurate sense of women's participation at the IGF. Download it! You can help by printing it out and bringing it to your workshops, or you can share it online with other IGF participants.

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#TechVAW: The South Africa users debate how tech is changing gender-based violence

Posted Thu 1 Sep 2011 - 12:22 | 6,483views
Lebo shares with the GenderIT.org readers how Women’s Net and its partners in South Africa advocate for the end of violence against women through a seminar and a Tweet-up. The seminar was part of the MDG3 Fund /APC Women project, Women’sNet is the South Africa partner.
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First Southern African IGF starts today

Posted Thu 1 Sep 2011 - 09:26 | 4,173views
From September 1st to 3rd the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum (SA IGF) kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya. The event is aimed at ensuring that the views and voices of Southern Africa are represented in Kenya at the end of the month. Participants from all fifteen Southern African nations are expected at the forum....
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Philippine law enforcers face new challenges in responding to violence against women

Posted Thu 4 Aug 2011 - 16:27 | 9,983views
"New spaces made available to women in the digital world are also becoming spaces for violence against women to occur", notes Lenlen in her feminist talk. In her article, she outlines some of these new emergent forms of violence against women in the Philippines, in the hope of raising awareness and engendering appropriate responses from all stakeholders.

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India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 13:17 | 7,013views
The net has often been portrayed by the media in India as "being a lair of sexual predators". Grady looks at some of the contradictions between policy and practice that were revealed by the EROTICS research in India, which explored the ways that young women negotiate risks online as they strategically use the internet to explore, define and challenge boundaries of gender and sexual norms.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Brazil: An ethnographic approach – mapping sexuality on Orkut

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 10:23 | 6,861views
Flavia Fascendini explores two communities on the Orkut social networking site on sexuality: one is a forum for anti-lesbian prejudice, and the second is a community aimed at legitimising romantic relationships between adults and adolescents. Both groups were studied as the part of the Brazilian EROTICS research project that focused on mapping the dynamic and complex policy shifts on internet...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 15:04 | 11,039views
Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver Public Library FAQ on content regulation.

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Internet in South Africa is more than meets the eye

Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 16:11 | 8,315views
Grady gives a glimpse into the final research of the EROTICS research in South Africa that explored lesbians and transgender people use of the Internet, and how content regulation measures can constrain the internet's democratising and empowering potential for LGBTI persons in the country.

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Lebanon: Free speech is a gateway crime

Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 - 21:32 | 6,196views
The recent controversy surrounding the Gay Girl in Damascus (who turned out to be anything but) has this blogger scratching his head. Why are we all so focused on how MacMaster misled us, and not on the real issue?
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Thanks for All the Cash!

Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 - 12:15 | 5,892views
Maya Ganesh shares her experience at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference (IASSCS) at a presentation about sexual rights activism in the middle east.