Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research
By Ruhiya Seward
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...
Community networks and feminist infrastructure: reclaiming local knowledge and technologies beyond connectivity solutions
By Débora Prado
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?
Weaving a Community Together – From Grassroots to Tech
By Gayatri Ganju
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.
News about our community network – Portal sem Porteiras
By Marcela Guerra
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.
Our routes: women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks
By Bruna Zanolli
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.
Why Haben is a must read/listen
By Srinidhi Raghavan
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.
We are Sisters in Islam
By Serene Lim
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.
Participatory Design of Smart Home Technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher.
By Nana Kesewaa Dankwa
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.
Sorry, we need to see a letter from an institution: Struggling as an independent researcher
By Shreya Ila Anasuya
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.
Digging up Trauma, Survivor Porn and other Ethical Concerns about Research
By Neema Iyer
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.