Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks
By Lia Aroeira
GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.
Rambles of Everyday Resistance
By Selam Mussie
A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.
Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?
By Ledys Sanjuan Mejia
Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?
Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"
By Ani Phoebe Hao
Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.
Webcomic: The Internet's Footprint | Part 3
In the third part of the webcomic "The footprint of the Internet", Nadège tells us how green washing hides the complex intersections between technologies, territory and capitalism. But the resistance and self-determination of communities persists...
Privacy in the time of a pandemic: how is your data doing?
By Chenai Chair
A three part series that dives into the concerns around privacy and data in Africa in the context of artificial intelligence and also covid-19 from a feminist data justice perspective.
Webcomic: The Internet’s Footprint | Part 2
Inhabiting internet causes a huge footprint on land, nature and bodies. An impact that can be violent and abusive. But we can learn how to create a more attentive and sensitive relationship with digital technologies.
Disappearing rights: Undertrials and prisoners during lockdown
By Rahul Paswan
All over the world, prisons are potentially ground for the spread of the COVID-19 contagion, but another factor at play is the role of repressive governments at this moment continuing to imprison activists. This article looks at what prisoners can still access from jail and the effectiveness of online "visits" for prisoners from their lawyer and families in India.
Internet access for women and girls in Zambia
By Laida K. Chongo
Education going online has posed a series of challenges especially for those living in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world where widespread access to the internet is not a given. This article explores how the Zambian government must show a stronger commitment and take measures to address how girls can access online education.
Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19
By Joshua Muyiwa
LGBTQIA+ people are often already isolated, invisibilised in their families and sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are still being built.