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Fabiola Ingabire

Donna Fabiola Ingabire graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, with a double major in Pu

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Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us

Posted Thu 19 Dec 2019 - 14:52 | 1,476views

The first "Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa" convening, held in Johannesburg in October and brought together feminists from 18 African countries. This post gathers some of their shared ideas and conversations.

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Petula

Professor Petula, Sik Ying Ho is at the forefront of gender and sexuality qualitative research an

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Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement

Posted Tue 19 Nov 2019 - 16:19 | 8,056views

What can feminists expect from the revolution of our times? In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTQI+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.

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Ruhiya Seward

Ruhiya Seward works as a Senior Program Officer for International Development Research Centre. As

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Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research

Posted Tue 19 Nov 2019 - 06:36 | 2,381views

The internet has not fulfilled many of the optimistic expectations of the role it would play in democracy and development, and has, in fact, become a ground for denial of rights and voice of marginalised groups and people. But the making of a feminist internet presents the possibility of giving shape to an internet that is built on diversity and recognition of rights, especially those of women...

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Débora Prado

Débora Prado is a feminist, activist, journalist and researcher from Brazil.

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Community networks and feminist infrastructure: reclaiming local knowledge and technologies beyond connectivity solutions

Posted Mon 4 Nov 2019 - 14:10 | 2,384views

What is feminist infrastructure? Our lives are determined now by technology and especially data and surveillance. How can we undermine the existing technological hegemony and rebuild infrastructures that accommodate different realities and needs through community networks?

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Gayatri Ganju

My work focuses on gender and the environment and i'm especially interested at the intersection

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Weaving a Community Together – From Grassroots to Tech

Posted Tue 29 Oct 2019 - 11:47 | 2,133views

A photo essay of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the community network located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.

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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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News about our community network – Portal sem Porteiras

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 18:23 | 1,802views

In this layered podcast, the members of Portal sem Porteiras, Marcela and Luisa explore their excitement over the possibilities of their community network and how they are re-finding meaning and solace in connections. 

An illustrated journey of women in community networks
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Bruna Zanolli

Comunicadora y artista visual envolucrada con tecnologias libres y derechos humanos.

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Our routes: women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 18:12 | 4,481views

In this beautifully etched illustration we follow the stories of various women who are working in community networks and their journeys with technology, autonomy and self-realisation. 

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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 - 13:17 | 1,577views

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 - 09:12 | 1,894views

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 - 09:22 | 4,564views

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.