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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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[COLUMN] Joining the dots: Labour, sustainability, resilience in gender and climate change

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2016 - 18:34 | 3,356views
What is the connection between labour unions, women workers and climate change? This monthly column on connecting the dots between climate change and gender, explores the exploitative conditions that are still prevalent in the electronics industry. While workers in Pearl River delta in China may no longer face sweatshop conditions, the production has shifted to other poorer parts and most often...
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hvale

Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Posted Sat 8 Oct 2016 - 10:53 | 5,606views
The discourse on technology related violence against women is often pulled into debate vis-a-vis freedom of expression. This article attempts to unpack the possibility of looking at this debate different - to articulate what is the feminist politics of free speech. Does it go beyond the protection of the right as currently imagined, to open up the possibilities of those who are marginalized,...
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Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

Posted Thu 6 Oct 2016 - 19:02 | 34,097views
In such massive gatherings often the plenary session rings a bit empty or hollow, like background noise to other more real conversations taking place. AWID was different in that its massive burst of energy and radical politics was most often from the plenary sessions. This article explores the sessions at AWID held by Dalit women, Romani women, Rojava/Kobane women, and others.
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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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Public. Autonomous. Anonymous. Group. Sexting. At AWID 2016. Oh yeah!

Posted Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 14:25 | 6,958views
"Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting - public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!" we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum, 2016. Sometimes they grinned and asked "what time!?", sometimes their cheeks reddened and they looked away abruptly. Most were...
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I'm part of Kéfir, a cooperative in Latinamerica that seeds and n

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The backbone of our thirsty complicities: from internet hiccups to collective synapsis at AWID 2016

Posted Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 13:31 | 7,718views
Not being able to connect online has geopolitical and infrastructural dimensions. On the one hand, we face the challenge to defend internet as a common good, beyond the claws of Capitalism and Patriarchy; on the other hand, we encounter the possibility of creating and engaging in other landscapes. Bringing to life places (though sometimes ephemeral) like the Feminist Internet Exchange FixHub in...
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 - 10:20 | 3,394views
Central to the toolkit is how to develop a feminist communication strategy whilst making safe and sustainable choices amongst the array of available ICT tools. Rooted in the experience and contexts of women activists in southern Africa, the toolkit links our activism and organising that happens in person and “offline” to the tools of the online world. Especially since the online world creates...
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Helen

Helen Nyinakiiza is a trainer of safety and security tools for human rights defenders.

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An open letter of thanks to AWID

Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 - 09:15 | 3,022views
An open letter of thanks from a first-timer at AWID. The Association for Women in Development has been in existence for 30 years, and has regularly been holding conferences and meetings. In the recent AWID forum 2016, over 2000 women from very diverse contexts came together, to radically re-imagine and co-create feminist futures. Helen writes about her experience of the warmth and dedication at...
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Siko Bouterse

Siko has worked with global online communities for over 10 years with an intent to build bridges

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Mapping the feminist internet: the Whose Knowledge? campaign at the AWID Forum

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2016 - 16:12 | 8,765views
Whose Knowledge? works with individuals, communities, organisations and movements worldwide to create, collect and curate knowledge from and with marginalised communities, particularly women, people of colour, LGBTQI communities, indigenous peoples and others from the global South. Essentially, Whose Knowledge? is a radical re-imagining and reconstruction of the internet, so that the internet can...
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Carol contributes to research and the Gender and Technology Programme at Tactical Tech

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Coming Back to Tech

Posted Sun 2 Oct 2016 - 14:11 | 4,051views
There are a growing number of resources to prevent and respond to many kinds of online harassment faced by women and marginalised people working as activists, human rights defenders or journalists. But what happens 'the day after' an attack? What happens after the more urgent crisis phase(s) of a campaign of harassment passes?
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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] The Gender Binary: Thank you!

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 11:20 | 3,353views
The word Impostor keeps coming up every time a trans woman writes about herself. It is there, just below the surface, despite all the estrogen and progesterone, under all the skin-colour foundation and pink lipstick and shiny earrings. It is behind the pads on our breast, cushioning the tender nipples. The feeling, and the word - impostor. We are impostors when we try to be us, and when we try to...