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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 | 8,416views
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 | 3,716views
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 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 | 3,328views
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 | 9,364views
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 | 5,254views
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 | 3,561views
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...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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[COLUMN] Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change

Posted Mon 19 Sep 2016 - 12:22 | 3,303views
We are facing a climate emergency. In this column series, GenderIT is joining millions of other groups and individuals in building hope in the face of this fear. First we examine why climate change and the contributions of the ICT industry to climate change have a gender dimension, and why gender and ICT policy needs to build in climate awareness. In other words, just like gender, climate change...
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Zara

Zara is a researcher, writer and linguist who is interested in the intersection of power, culture

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Feminist Tech Tools

Posted Wed 31 Aug 2016 - 07:39 | 8,298views
A feminist internet can mean many things, it means that everyone has affordable, unconditional, open, meaningful and equal access to the internet; it means acknowledging that attacks, threats, intimidation, and policing experienced by women and queers is real, harmful, and alarming; it means that the right to free expression for women and queers; and it includes principles on access, movements,...
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Smita is a queer feminist based in Bombay, India.

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I delete myself: anonymity and sexuality online

Posted Tue 23 Aug 2016 - 10:26 | 4,998views
The fact that the Internet allows women to be anonymous has greatly aided in increased freedom of expression as well as in combating sexual discrimination, violence as well as domestic abuse. Even with the points in favour of right to anonymity being far and wide, it is not seen as a priority in many countries. Human rights activists and the civil society are only beginning to acknowledge that...

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Beyond the Numbers: Gender and Access to the Internet

Posted Fri 19 Aug 2016 - 10:43 | 2,736views
Access is a right. In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution that condemns "measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online" and affirmed that "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online." But what does access really mean? How important is it to women, especially to marginalized women?