Letter to my younger self – a budding feminist researcher.
By Chenai Chair
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.
Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender Digital divides
By Rebecca Ryakitimbo
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.
A response to ‘The age of the feminist influencer’
By Sheena Magenya
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.
Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum
By Divya Srinivasan
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.
Non-Consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images and Unfair Laws: Ugandan Women Caught in Between
By Nyamishana Prudence
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.
How we reimagine and redefine freedoms
By Mamello Sejake
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.
Discourse online and onground around LGBTI rights in Poland
By Rishika Pardikar
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.
Finding the Pleasure Point in Internet Policy Spaces
By Sachini Perera
For some of us pleasure in our work is possible, even if it is to find the breaking and bending points in the institutions of policy and law. But even though political and particularly feminist frameworks make space for pleasure, where is the space for that in legal or policy language at the international or national level?
My Little Corner of The Internet: The Role of Finstas in The Lives of Queer, Black Africans
By Wanini Kimemiah
The internet is made up of many kinds of spaces knitted together - from the public to somewhat private to the many grey zones in between. Here is how queer black people find public corners for celebrating and self-care through Finstas.
Sliding into the DMs - is the internet helping/hurting our snaxing?
By Tiffany Kagure Mugo
In this podcast by Tiff and Manda, they explore what is happening when the internet enters the worlds(s) of lesbian, bisexual, queer women and others. Does it open up possibilities of those sliding into our DMs or can it be risky and even dangerous to be openly LGBTQI online.