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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 | 754views

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 | 947views

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 | 1,028views

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. 

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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 | 2,611views

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 | 1,031views

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 | 1,014views

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 | 2,627views

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 - 12:05 | 2,069views

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 - 16:33 | 1,518views

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 - 10:23 | 709views

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.