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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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A Woman Coder's Journey (Women-in-tech)

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 07:25 | 2,604views
Judith Owigar speaks about her journey entering into tech spaces, and also about their work with Akirachix in Kenya helping other women along the same journey marked by trials, exclusions and success. While speaking about the barriers of education in science and technology (STEM), she says that what inspires her work in many forums around women in tech in Africa, is that eventually a woman should...
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Christina Thomas Dhanaraj is a Christian Dalit woman from Chennai/Bangalore, India.

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Being Dalit, Doing Corporate (Women-in-tech)

Posted Wed 22 Feb 2017 - 11:09 | 5,718views
Multinational companies often put in place a policy for diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace, but does this guarantee the everyday, actual practice of accepting people from marginalized communities, and especially women from such communities. In this article, Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, examines what it means to be Dalit in corporate India - the continued invisibilising of caste, sexism...
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Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 19:03 | 3,142views
This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, and the issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry. Ten facts about your computer that illuminate the gendered nature of the labour that is embedded in our hardware.
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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The Architectures of Online Harassment (Part 1)

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 07:59 | 3,509views
In this two part report on a workshop on thinking through online harassment, Maya Ganesh of Tactical Technology Collective teases out the nuances of how online harassment takes place, technologically and socially. The article looks at what troubles and concerns us about online harassment of women, and what could be the possible new directions opened up by using a design-thinking approach. Part 2...
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Irene has been working with leadership programs for women since graduating from university in 20

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A painting of an African feminist internet

Posted Thu 9 Feb 2017 - 04:38 | 2,570views
Addressing the internet gender divide in Africa can only be achieved through the deliberate creation of a feminist internet, and this was affirmed by the Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX) workshop that was held on 10 October 2016 in Durban. We need a feminist internet that works to empower all of us in our diversities, creates equal power relations, and dismantles patriarchy in all...
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Shreya is an independent writer and activist.

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‘There’s someone else just like you’: inside India’s asexuality networks

Posted Fri 3 Feb 2017 - 11:47 | 2,169views
Asexuality is often dismissed as experience or identity, even by those within the medical community. However in recent times the internet has played a valuable role in both affirming the choices of those who identify as asexual, and in building networks of support and conversation. Given that it is still very difficult to speak openly about any sexuality in most physical spaces in India, the...
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Nadika is a non-binary person based in Chennai. She writes and edits for a living

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[COLUMN] Gender Binary: Second Life, First Loves

Posted Mon 30 Jan 2017 - 11:42 | 4,138views
In this column, Nadika Nadja explores the world of gaming and how it opened up realms of experience for her. Second Life, an enormous immersive multiplayer game, and many other similar environments on the internet, have been revelatory and powerful spaces for people to discover aspects of themselves, particularly in terms of gender and sexuality. From shame and fear, to play and sex, and to...
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Smita is a queer feminist, currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and te

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Defining their place: Gender at the Internet Governance Forum 2016

Posted Wed 18 Jan 2017 - 18:52 | 2,692views
The Internet Governance Forum has been valuable as a multistakeholder space that facilitates the discussion and dialogue of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. Over the years several feminists, activists and others interested in diverse representation have been participating in IGF and observing how concerns related to gender, sexuality, and the internet are raised and addressed....
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[COLUMN] Taking action: Making climate justice and climate action a reality

Posted Thu 12 Jan 2017 - 12:50 | 2,256views
In the final column on gender, ICTs and climate change, Sonia Randhawa explores what are the possible actions that individuals can take -- in the face of impending climate change and the devastating and inequitable effect it has on people. At an individual level, we can reduce our carbon footprint. We also need to get involved in the climate movement. The climate emergency is with us now, and we...
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[COLUMN] Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Posted Thu 22 Dec 2016 - 11:40 | 2,159views
In her fourth column, Sonia Randhawa looks at whether ICTs can play a role in finding solutions to climate change. However while ICTs seem like an ideal technology for building networks and connections between people, it remains out of reach for most people, especially women who are often at the forefront of struggles in relation to climate change. Community radio is far more accessible for...