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Soweto #RapeVideo: I don’t create or forward violence!

Posted Wed 2 May 2012 - 21:00 | 5,423views
In a trend that is becoming all too familiar, distribution of an alleged gang rape video has again made the news this week. Like the Jules High School case, the cell phone video went viral and was finally reported to the police by an upset parent who found the video on a teenager’s cell phone. The video triggered outrage online among netizens, with many users expressing their anger using the...

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Take away personal dynamics, be anonymous

Posted Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 20:50 | 4,510views
Who said we should write things in our own names? It makes it personal. Today there was a debate at AWID Forum about a letter that was distributed criticising the exclusion of a certain discourse in the MENA region, and a point that was used to attack the letter was that it was not signed, you can't identify the authors of the letter, and no one "to take responsibility" for its content.

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Liberation Inc. – more reflections from the AWID Forum

Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 13:02 | 4,632views
I spent a full day yesterday focusing on the intersection of feminism, activism, and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). And I kept running into the same women (the feminist Twitterati?). And these women were mostly already known to me from my own work on the issue. This worries me a little bit. Could it be that there are so few feminist / female Techies in the world that we all know...
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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Privacy and Security Clinics @ AWID - Day 4 22 April

Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 09:00 | 2,687views
Are you at the 12th AWID forum? Come and join us for hands-on sessions on Security and Privacy. Tactical Tech Collective and Front Line Defenders will be running these very important sessions in partnership with APC. The sessions will be *fantastic*!
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Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Advocating for a Revolutionary Consciousness

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 22:44 | 3,919views
First day I got my tag-name as other 2500 women, LGBT & Queer, sex workers and so many others that have their own multiple identities. Some of these identities are loved more than others, some have been discontinued, and some others are still to come. So the tag-name printed out my official-registered-passport-identity: name, last name and country. I looked at it and I did not...
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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What's happening with the queers?

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 08:37 | 3,802views
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and queer (LGBTIAQ) movement tends to get caught up in trying to name itself. And often gets stuck there.
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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Clearing up the feminist movement

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 08:00 | 3,363views
During the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus at AWID, a participant made the comment that the feminist movement needed to be 'cleared up' because "it is becoming too white and too straight". I tweeted it and it made several people uncomfortable. This is a post discussing that comment with a little context and little extra explaination.
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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MENA: Who talks for the region?

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 22:49 | 4,277views
I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.I attended the first session of in-depth session on “Women’s Rights and Transitions to Democracy in the MENA region”and I stayed only for the introduction of the panelists, I was disappointed and I left. I found no young feminists on board, no one who is actually taking part on the ground in the region, the panelists came from...
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Melissa Hope Ditmore, PhD, is a consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health

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Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 15:58 | 5,314views
Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the sex workers they represent, and in their own books. But these have been primarily for audiences in...
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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Thinking about gender and technology

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 06:43 | 8,181views
In South Africa a video recently went viral in which a young woman is gang-raped. This video has re-ignited discussions around gender-based violence within the country, many of these discussions have taken place on social media platforms such as Twitter.