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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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New mobile app for sexuality research pulled back over privacy concerns

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 10:28 | 4,286views
Melissa Ditmore reflects on release and subsequent pulling back of new application designed to collect data on sexual activity by Kinsey Institute in the USA. She outlines privacy concerns raised and how these holes can jeopardize users data. She also makes a make a case how this app once privacy gaps are fixed can assist to document unwanted and often under-reported sexual experiences, such as...
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Nighat

Nighat Dad is heavily engaged in public policy and research work related to ICTs in Pakistan.

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Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women's rights activists

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 20:09 | 3,017views
An exceedingly sad, insensate and astounded feeling comes to mind while writing this piece about an innocent 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai shot in Swat, Pakistan earlier today. This young girl who exemplifies active participation in the Take Back the Tech! campaign in Pakistan.

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DELETE, UNDO, RETRIEVE: Statement on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 14:57 | 5,556views
The statement developed by the Women's Legal Bureau (WLB) in response to the Cybercrime Bill. WLB highlights the specific women's rights concerns in relation to the bill, in particular warn that the law can be used to further perpetuate violence against women. They are still in the process of gathering support and you are invited to sign on to show your support to the cause.
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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A little red dot on a map points to a significant debate

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2012 - 18:49 | 5,301views
A Feminist talk entry published in GenderIT.org (in Portuguese) started an interesting exchange related to the complex fields of freedom of expression, censorship, hate speech, legal remedies, and ICT related violence against women. You must be asking yourself what it was about, in order to start such a complex debate. Well, it all starts with a map.

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The hack of Uganda’s government websites: Anonymous could do better

Posted Mon 27 Aug 2012 - 16:59 | 4,329views
Uganda’s Government websites were hacked and defaced earlier this month. The hacksters asserted that their actions were to protest the Ugandan Government persecution of the LGBTI community of Uganda where being gay is considered criminal and where legislation is pending Uganda’s parliament that would impose harsh prison penalties on gay people, including the death sentence for so called “...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 03:56 | 5,945views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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It's violent, it's misogynist. Something needs to be done, but what?

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 - 12:20 | 11,673views
For those of you that don't know the appalling vitriol that Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to, you can read a summary of it here. It's worrying that there are people out there who are capable of perpetrating this campaign of hatred. But what's more worrying is that we don't seem to know what to do...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Copyright and the digital divide

Posted Thu 5 Jul 2012 - 12:17 | 4,738views
It's day two of the 'Informal' Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we're split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation's ministerial meeting in November: I'm in the workshop on digital divide. While a lot of interesting ideas came up during the course of the day, the one which causes me most concern is the problem of knowledge that is...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Flash Mob Korean Style

Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 - 14:46 | 7,473views
In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation's Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops - it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights. The protest site has obviously been occupied for some time - they are even growing tomato plants - and is just outside a major tourist attraction. The protest...
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 10:03 | 6,318views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.