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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 | 4,313views
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 | 6,228views
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 | 5,843views
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 | 4,987views
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 | 4,975views
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 | 2,981views
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 | 4,305views
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 | 4,162views
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 | 3,669views
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 | 4,649views
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...