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Srinidhi Raghavan's picture
Srinidhi Raghavan

Srinidhi Raghavan works at the intersections women’s rights, technology, sexuality and disabili

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Why Haben is a must read/listen

Posted Thu 10 Oct 2019 - 14:17 | 597views

Technology when used well can change lives, especially those of people with disabilities. In this review of the remarkable book by Haben, titled "Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard law", the question raised is whether feminists working with technology are doing enough about accessibility.

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Serene Lim

Serene is an activist, a writer, and lawyer who tries to talk, write, live, work and love the fem

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We are Sisters in Islam

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 - 10:12 | 568views

In 2019 the High Court of Malaya (Malaysia) upheld a fatwa ruling that bans the organisation Sisters in Islam for going against Islamic teachings. In particular, this ruling limits their use of social media. Read more to hear about the complexities of activism and speech in Malaysia for feminist groups and individuals.

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Nana Kesewaa Dankwa

Nana Kesewaa Dankwa  is a ghanaian living in Germany since 2014.

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Participatory Design of Smart Home Technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher.

Posted Mon 9 Sep 2019 - 10:22 | 2,070views

What are the complications that identity can produce in research? And when can it be fruitful - can we design solutions and technology keeping in mind the diversity of people, and seeking particularly to include those voices often less heard in technology design.

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Shreya Ila Anasuya

Shreya Ila Anasuya is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, an independent journalist, and the m

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Sorry, we need to see a letter from an institution: Struggling as an independent researcher

Posted Thu 29 Aug 2019 - 13:05 | 1,797views

The hallowed halls of academia, meaningless standards of rigour determine who can be a researcher. Would it be possible to truly undertake independent research outside of the aegis and agendas of institutions.

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Neema Iyer

Neema Iyer is the founder and director of Pollicy, a civic technology organization based in Kampa

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Digging up Trauma, Survivor Porn and other Ethical Concerns about Research

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 17:33 | 1,383views

Research is often meant for lofty objectives of ensuring policy change, and at at the very least, it should do no harm. But what if your research is about violence - and what risks do we run when asking participants to revisit their trauma and hurt that they experienced because of online violence.

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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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Letter to my younger self – a budding feminist researcher.

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 11:23 | 643views

What is the difference between doing research that takes into consideration gender as a factor and being a feminist researcher. In this touching and funny letter, a researcher speaks to her younger self about naivete, idealism and ofcourse, funding. 

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender Digital divides

Posted Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 12:48 | 662views

Community networks provide alternatives to infrastructure to access internet that is controlled by either companies or the state. In the remote area where Kondoa Community Network works, even patchy services have been helpful to ensure access to better education and medical services. 

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Sheena Magenya

Sheena Magenya is a feminist with twelve years of working experience in Namibia, South Africa and

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A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’

Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 - 10:46 | 1,550views

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and a response to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.

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Divya

Divya is human rights lawyer from India.

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Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 - 12:05 | 542views

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum just completed in July 2019 and it took place in Russia. There were very few sessions that dealt with either gender or human rights and none that addressed sexuality. At one session there were discussions on the ICT related-laws and particularly on the broad and unclear provisions that deal with online censorship.

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Nyamishana Prudence

Nyamishana Prudence is a Ugandan writer, she blogs at  pru

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Non-Consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images and Unfair Laws: Ugandan Women Caught in Between

Posted Mon 29 Jul 2019 - 19:08 | 831views

Women in Uganda find themselves in a position where they have nowhere to turn to; they are caught between a rock and a hard place, or between the reality of non-consensual dissemination of intimate images (NCII) and the laws that police their bodies.