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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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May 17 | World Internet Day & IDAHO | What does internet freedom mean to you?

Posted Thu 17 May 2012 - 06:27 | 4,432views
May 17 marks two important causes: The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)and World Internet Day. Join us and play Twitter tag to connect your rights on May 17th. Help activists in your communities - geographically or issue-based - to connect with other activists who might know about IDAHO or internet rights but might not see them as interconnected or even know each...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Anonymity, accountability and the public sphere

Posted Wed 16 May 2012 - 21:38 | 9,409views
I found myself being confronted with the issue of anonymity and accountability in different ways at the AWID Forum. At the Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) and Connect Your Rights events that took place just before the Forum, we discussed about the different and increasingly sophisticated ways that internet technologies have been used to erode any sense of anonymity online.
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Bargain basement shopping in the information society

Posted Tue 15 May 2012 - 12:19 | 8,434views
When I saw this quote on Mozilla's new Collusion website: "If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold - Andrew Lewis." I felt it summed up the economics tool box session on Commodification of Knowledge that APC led at the 2012 AWID Forum quite nicely. The session, organised by APC, brought together speakers to spark debate and reflection, but the...
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Taking street harassment off the streets and off the map!

Posted Mon 14 May 2012 - 18:10 | 8,587views
I walked in late to the jam-packed session “Bringing Gender to the Streets: Young Women Amidst the Arab Uprisings” at AWID Forum 2012. This was not a session about technology or the internet, but it was a common strand running through each presenters' activism and evidence-building for women's rights, even and perhaps especially in the midst of revolution.
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Privacy and voice

Posted Fri 11 May 2012 - 14:03 | 6,366views
I'm sure we've all seen amazing testimony videos of incredibly sensitive subjects: of women who choose to have abortion and share why despite risking imprisonment in their country for this act of taking control of their bodies; lesbians who come out fighting against "correctional rape"; rural women living in isolated regions sharing stories of cultural violence. I cringe and wonder - do they know...
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Comunicadora social y activista por los derechos de las mujeres.

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Have you ever spied on your ex on Facebook?

Posted Thu 10 May 2012 - 14:34 | 5,345views
The question in the headline elicits a complicit smile. Have you ever? Or have you spied on their new partner? Or have you googled someone you just met and liked a lot? At the interactive session on “Privacy and pleasure” that was held as part of the 2012 AWID Forum there were a variety of participants, of diverse ages, that raised their hands, recognizing that both Facebook and Google are tools...
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Women's advocacy campaigns less effective when feminist?

Posted Wed 9 May 2012 - 16:19 | 10,430views
Images of amazing infographics and heart-wrenching campaigns circled us in the recent "Using information design in advocacy for women's rights" workshop at AWID Forum 2012. Maya and Faith from Tactical Tech led us in a provocative session, where small groups focussed on just one of six questions about each "ad" or campaign image as they toured the room. Questions to tackle included: who did the...
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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You walk away hopeful

Posted Wed 9 May 2012 - 16:05 | 4,542views
A graceful tree glimmering with scarves and blue beads to ward off the evil eye greeted us every day during the 12th AWID Forum: Nazar Degemesin - “May the evil eye not touch her”. Every morning participants could share their message and hang the bead, scarf and satchel (and coin if they had one) for another participant to find at the end of the day.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Some notes on ESCRIBANA and its creative way to harness the power-politics of communications

Posted Mon 7 May 2012 - 21:49 | 6,530views
Flavia from GenderIT.org based her feminist talk on Maria Suárez Toro's notes for the session "Harnessing the Power-Politics of Communications: A New Edge for Feminist Transformative Activism" that took place during the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. The session was organized by APC WNSP and took place on 12 April 2012 in Istanbul. María Suárez Toro, from the...

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

Posted Wed 2 May 2012 - 21:00 | 6,082views
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...