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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 | 1,110views

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 | 1,151views

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 | 1,137views

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 | 556views

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 | 543views

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 | 1,109views

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 | 476views

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 | 654views

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.

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Mamello Sejake

Mamello Sejake is a wildflower, a Black decolonial feminist writer, a researcher and an Afro fa

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How we reimagine and redefine freedoms

Posted Thu 4 Jul 2019 - 14:25 | 916views

What is the extraordinary power of storytelling and art when it comes to the liberation of personhood and sexuality. Here we explore the domino effect of telling our stories and hearing others.

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Rishika Pardikar

Rishika Pardikar is an independent journalist writing in from Bangalore.

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Discourse online and onground around LGBTI rights in Poland

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 15:41 | 737views

In Eastern Europe there is a spread of anti-gender discourse and in this context the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTI) people is precarious. This article explores the protection for free speech, religion and for LGBTI rights in Poland.